In the latest episode of Jada Pinkett Smith’s web series, “Red Table Talk”, Willow Smith reveals that during the height of her young music career , she lost herself at one point and entered a dark chapter in her life.
The teen, her mother and grandmother were discussing the impact of losing someone and surviving their loss. When Jada asked Willow about her biggest loss, she revealed it was her sanity at one point.
Following the stardom of her 2010 hit single, “Whip My Hair”, the 17 year-old says she went through a gray area of self-identity, purpose and self-worth.
“Like is there anything I can do besides this [sing],” Willow reflects about that time in her life. The pressure to finish her album, along with the chaos of touring and promotion had the then 9 year-old at a low in her life.
“I was just listening to a lot of dark music,” she said. “It was just so crazy and I was just like plunged into this black hole and I was like cutting myself.”