AceShowbiz - Jada Pinkett Smith might not always have the best experience during her time with her nu-metal band Wicked Wisdom. Jada's daughter Willow Smith revealed in a new interview that her mom faced "intense racism and sexism" when she accompanied her during the group's tour.
"My mom got so much hate," Willow shared with L'Officiel. "It was intense racism and sexism, just packed on to the tens. People giving her death threats, throwing glass at her onstage. Some crazy stuff went down when she was touring with her band."
Of the adversity that her mom faced from the pop-punk community, the 20-year-old musician said, "I got to see that hate firsthand." She went on to say, "It was so scary to me, and I think I internalized a little bit."
"Every time I feel that coming on, I just go back to my memories of my mom and how she would deal with actual physical danger--she just rose above it," Willow went on to share. "Obviously, she was scared. But she really showed me what 'womaning up' really was, by taking a stance and not being afraid of other people's judgements and perceptions. I really wanted to just go within that place in myself and try something new, regardless of what my insecurities were."
On Mother's Day, Willow teamed up with Wicked Wicked for a surprise performance for Jada. "When I was, I wanna say about 3 or 4, I went on tour with my mom and her band Wicked Wisdom," Willow said during a special "Red Table Talk" episode. "Wicked Wisdom was lit. This is the music that I grew up around. My mother was superwoman, she was a rock star, warrior and nurturer all in one. So unapologetically bada**. She was a rock star, and I was living for Wicked Wisdom."