USA Today: Willow Smith reveals that she was 'cutting' herself as a 12 Year Old

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Willow Smith made a shocking revelation to mom Jada Pinkett Smith, admitting that she self-harmed early in her career.

Smith, 17, opened up about "cutting" herself to her mother and grandmother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, on Pinkett Smith's Facebook Watch talk show Red Table Talk in an episode that streamed on Monday.

"I feel like I lost my sanity at one point," Smith says of the time surrounding her 2010 single Whip My Hair.

Smith continues: "I had just stopped doing singing lessons and I was kind of just in this gray area of 'Who am I? Do I have a purpose? Is there anything I can do besides this?' "

"After the tour and the promotion and all that, they wanted me to finish my album," she says. "I was just like, no, I'm not going to do that. After all of that settled down and it was a kind of lull, I was just listening to a lot of dark music and it was so crazy and I was just plunged into this black hole and I was like cutting myself."

Jonathan Pears