She is the 18-year old daughter of a Hollywood power couple —
And on Monday’s episode of
‘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.
Revelation: Willow Smith confessed she had to forgive her parents – Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith – on Monday’s episode of Red Table Talk
Confession: Willow got more specific about her need to forgive: ‘It was mostly daddy because he was so harsh at certain times,’ she said, referencing the handling of her music career at 10
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 harsh 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.’
Insightful: Jada Pinkett Smith listened intently as her daughter expressed her feelings
Words of wisdom: The 18-year old also revealed that she needed to forgive herself
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.’
Willow’s grandmother added : ‘When you learn to treat yourself better, you treat others better’
Young stardom: Willow’s 2010 song Whip It Up peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100; the video was nominated for Video Of The Year at the BET Awards of 2011
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.’
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