Willow Smith Cut Herself After Whipping Her Hair Too Much

Willow Smith used to whip her hair back and forth. All that whipping led to a severe case of, in her words, “psychotic” behavior.

Appearing on Red Table Talk with her mother Jada Pinkett and grandmother Adrienne Banfield-Jones, Smith opened up about how fame led her down a road to cutting (via PageSix).

“After the tour and the promotion and all of that, they wanted me to finish my album. And I was like — I’m not gonna do that. And after all of that kinda settled down and it was like a kind of lull, I was just listening to a lot of dark music, and it was just so crazy and I was just like plunged into this black hole, and I was, like, cutting myself.”

Willow even showed her mother, grandmother, and the audience a scar from cutting. Willow continued by saying, “I never talk about it because it was such a short, weird point in my life, but you have to pull yourself … out of it.”

The ladies then discussed how emotional pain leads to someone wanting to experience physical pain as it’s “tangible.”

This is why you don’t thrust your kid into the spotlight before they know how to make scrambled eggs. Willow was 9 years old when “Whip My Hair” annoyed radio listeners every 30 minutes. She’s been out of the spotlight ever since. Now we know why.

With this news coming out, I hope we never have to hear “Whip My Hair” again. Cut hair, not yourself.

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