Willow Smith Reveals Fame Led Her To Cut Herself
By Isha Thorpe
May 15, 2018
In the second episode of Jada Pinkett-Smith's Facebook Red Table Talk show, daughter Willow Smith revealed a shocking fact about her younger self that her family didn't know about.
On the series, the former singer admitted that after the success of her first single, "Whip My Hair," she used to cut herself on the wrists. “After the tour and the promotion and all of that, they wanted me to finish my album,” Willow said. “And I was like—I’m not gonna do that. And after all of that kinda settled down and it was like a kind of lull, I was just listening to a lot of dark music, and it was just so crazy and I was just like plunged into this black hole, and I was, like, cutting myself.”
Willow is 17 years old now. But, at that difficult time in her life, she was only 10. Once she revealed this surprising news, Jada and Willow's grandmother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones -- who's Jada's mom -- couldn't believe what they were hearing.
“What?” Jada said. “When were you cutting yourself? I didn’t see that part. Cutting yourself where?” Willow replied: “On my wrist. I mean, you can’t even see it, but there’s still a little something there, but like, I totally lost my sanity for a moment there.”
Luckily, Willow stopped hurting herself when she realized that self-harm wasn't the answer. “I was just like ‘This is actually psychotic’ and after that, I just stopped,” the teen said. “It’s been, like, five years.”
Watch this moment below. It starts at the 3:30 mark.
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