Willow Smith had to learn how to “forgive” her parents after her early success with Whip My Hair.
The 18-year-old daughter of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith released the smash hit single in 2010 when she was just 10 years old, and has said she had a complicated relationship with her parents after reaching stardom, because she felt like “no-one cared” about her feelings.
Speaking on her mother’s Facebook Watch show Red Table Talk, Willow said: “I definitely had to forgive you and daddy for that whole Whip My Hair thing. It was mostly daddy because he was so harsh at certain times. It was a couple of years, honestly. Trying to regain trust for not feeling like I was being listened to or like no one cared how I felt.
"And I had to forgive myself because I felt guilty because everyone is trying to make me better, trying to make my dream. But I didn’t really understand what my dream entailed.”
Earlier this year, Willow admitted to self-harming during the height of the single’s chart success.