On the latest episode of Jada Pinkett Smith’s series “Red Table Talk,” she sat down with her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones and her daughter Willow Smith to talk about surviving loss.

While revealing their biggest losses, Willow Smith revealed at one point she lost her sanity.

Willow said, “I honestly felt like I lost my sanity at one point. 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 continued, “After the tour and the promotion and all of that, they wanted me to finish my album, and I was like, I’m not going to do that.”

“After all of that kind of 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.”

Shocking both her mother and grandmother, she revealed she used to cut herself on her wrist.

“I felt like I was experiencing so much emotional pain, but my physical circumstances weren’t reflecting that. But one night I was like this is actually psychotic, and after that, I just stopped.”

Willow’s “Whip My Hair” record released back in 2010.

While preparing for the episode, Jada received a call about a loss of a friend and also touched on the loss of Tupac Shakur.


We’re glad that Willow is in a better place today.


Check out the full episode below:

Surviving Loss

This week around the Red Table, Jada Pinkett Smith reveals the impact of the tragic death of her longtime best friend, Tupac Shakur. While Willow Smith shares a painful secret for the first time. Follow Red Table Talk for episodes and updates, only on Facebook Watch.

Posted by Red Table Talk on Monday, May 14, 2018