Jada Smith shocked by daughter Willow Smith's confession she cut herself after being "plunged into a black hole"
Willow Smith talks about engaging in self harm back in 2010 during the episode of Red Table Talk which is hosted by the mother daughter duo.
Willow Smith made some shocking confession of engaging in self-harm during the Facebook Watch talk show, 'Red Table Talk'. The show, which is hosted by Willow, Jada Smith and Jada’s mom Adrienne Banfield-Jones, centered its second episode around dealing with loss.
The topic came to light as the second episode of the season was centered on the idea of loss. Willow was asked by her mother what her biggest loss had been and the 17-year-old revealed that she lost her “sanity” shortly after her hit song “Whip My Hair” came out in 2010.
“It was after that whole ‘Whip My Hair’ thing and I had just stopped doing singing lessons and I was kind of just in this gray area of, ‘Who am I? Do I have a purpose? Is there anything I can do besides this?’,” she said.
Willow was just 10-year-old when the song came out and even though it became a quick hit among the audience, it does not seem to have done any good in her life. “After the tour and the promotion and all of that, they wanted me to finish my album,” she continued.
“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. It was just so crazy and I was plunged into this black hole, and I was cutting myself.”
Jada and Adrienne were taken aback listening to this revelation as they had no idea what Willow was going through.“What? When were you cutting yourself?” Jada says. “I didn’t see that part. Cutting yourself where?”
To this Willow responds, "On my wrist. I mean, you can’t even see it but there’s still a little something there. But like, totally lost my sanity for a moment there. I never talk about it because it was such a short weird point in my life. But you have to pull yourself out of it.”
Willow explains that she saw self-harm as a way to touch her emotional pain which she thought was not being reflected outside. The singer confessed that she never opened up to any of her family members but did confide in a friend. However, she added that she stopped doing that once she realised it was “actually psychotic.” “That’s good to freaking know!” Jada exclaims after Willow finishes her story.