During a very personal discussion on today’s episode of Jada’s Facebook Watch series titled Red Table Talk, 17-year-old Willow Smith told her mother she used to cut her wrists! It all started when Jada asked her teen daughter what her biggest loss was.
Willow admitted that she began to hurt herself soon after getting more attention thanks to her famous 2010 song ‘Whip My Hair.’
‘I would have to say I feel like I lost my sanity at one point. It was after that whole ‘Whip My Hair’ thing, and I’d just stopped singing lessons and was kind of in this gray area – ‘Who am I? Do I have a purpose? Is there anything I can do besides this?’’
She went on: ‘After the tour and the promotion and all of that … they wanted me to finish my album. And I was like, ‘I am not going to do that.’ After all of that settled down, and it was, a lull, I was listening to a lot of dark music, and it was so crazy, and I was plunged into this black hole and I was, like, cutting myself and doing other crazy things.’
It seemed like the worried mother had no idea as she was clearly shocked by the candid confession.
According to Willow, she never told anyone else except just one friend – not even her brothers Jaden and Trey knew what she was going through.
As she checked the scars on her wrists and forearms, Willow said: ‘I mean, you can’t even see it. There is still a little something there. Totally lost my sanity for a moment. I never talk about it because it was such a short, weird time in my life, but you really have to just pull yourself out of it.’
The girl also explained the reason why she felt like hurting herself.
‘I felt like I was experiencing so much emotional pain, but my physical circumstances were not reflecting that.’
Thankfully, one day she just realized how ‘psychotic’ it was and managed to stop.
Jada made it very clear that she never saw the signs and had no idea.