She was daughter of a Hollywood power couple –Will Smith and Jada Pinkett smith. And on Monday’s episode of Red Table Talk, dubbed Learning To Forgive, Willow Smith got real when her mother asked her who she needed to forgive. ‘I definitely had to forgive you and daddy for that whole Whip My Hair thing,’ she confessed, which was a reference to her hit song when she was 10-years old.
Sitting around the red roundtable, which also included her grandmother, Adrienne Banfield Norris, and her uncle, Caleeb Pinkett, Willow got more specific. ‘It was mostly daddy because he was so ha-rsh at certain times,’ she added as her family listened intently. ‘It was like a couple years, trying to regain trust for trying for not feeling like I wasn’t listened to or no one cared what I felt during that time.’
This wasn’t the first time Willow brought up the heavy subject. In a previous episode of Red Table Talk, she confessed to her mother that her seemingly overnight success wasn’t handled well. ‘You and daddy should have been, ok, we value her musical growth and knowledge more than her popularity,’ she revealed at the time, and then explained how she later rebelled by shaving her head.
Delving deeper into her emotions, the young singer admitted she also had to forgive herself in Monday’s new episode. ‘Because I felt guilty because I was like, everyone is trying to make me better, trying to make my dream, but I didn’t really understand what my dream entailed.’ Taking a cue from her wise words, her grandmother chimed in: ‘That is one of the hardest thing to do, is to forgive yourself. But when you forgive yourself, and when you learn to treat yourself better, you treat others better.’
Agreeing with both statements, a smiling Jada added: ‘You teach others with kindness.’ Red Table Talk airs Mondays on social media Watch.
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