Willow Smith Reveals Self Harming Past To Her Mother Jada Pinkett Smith — ‘I Was Cutting Myself’
Having the difficult conversations.
In a new episode of Red Table Talk, Willow Smith bravely opened up to her mother Jada Pinkett Smith and grandmother Adrienne Banfield-Jones about how she lost her “sanity” following the success of her hit song Whip My Hair back in 2010.
This dark period for the now 17-year-old led her to “cutting” herself. Wow.
The singer revealed:
“It was after that whole ├óΓé¼╦£Whip My Hair’ thing and I had just stopped doing singing lessons and I was kind of just in this gray area of, ├óΓé¼╦£Who am I? Do I have a purpose? Is there anything I can do besides this?'”
“After the tour and the promotion and all of that, they wanted me to finish my album. 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.”
“What? When were you cutting yourself? I didn├óΓé¼Γäót see that part. Cutting yourself where?”
The teen responded:
“On my wrist. I mean, you can├óΓé¼Γäót even see it but there├óΓé¼Γäós 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.”
Watch her emotional confession (below):
We applaud Willow for having the courage to join the conversation about mental health.
If you or someone you know are experiencing thoughts of suicide or self harm, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 and know that you are not alone.
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