Willow Smith felt “a lot of pressure” to “do the right thing” from her parents.
The 20-year-old singer and actress is the daughter of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, and after she rose to fame with her hit single Whip My Hair when she was just 10, Willow admitted to feeling pressured. be loved by the public like her parents.
She said, “I’ve always wanted to do the right thing with my parents. And do the right thing with the beauty they have put into the world and continue to elevate that beauty and maintain that beauty. I felt a lot of pressure. “
Now that she’s an adult, Willow has carved her own path and no longer feels like she needs to be compared to her parents.
During her Apple Music 1 performance with Zane Lowe, she added, “Since I’m no longer a minor, I find freedom – I can show this beauty to the world.
“I can sustain this energy. So I just figure it out in all these different ways, and it will be a journey, and there is more to come.”
Willow previously talked about how difficult it was for her to grow up in 2018 when she said that at the height of her fame as a child, she was pushed to self-harm.
Then she said: “I sincerely feel that at some point I lost my mind. It was after this whole “Whip My Hair” story, I just stopped giving singing lessons and ended up in a gray zone: “Who am I? Do I have a goal? Is there anything else I can do?
“After the tour, promotions and everything else, they wanted me to finish my album. And I thought, “I won’t do this.” And after it all calmed down, and it felt like some kind of calm, I just listened to a lot of dark music. It was so crazy, I plunged into this black hole and cut myself. “