Willow Smith says growing up with famous parents is ‘excruciatingly terrible’

Willow Smith arrives for the TIDAL X benefit concert in New York October 17, 2017. — Reuters pic
Willow Smith arrives for the TIDAL X benefit concert in New York October 17, 2017. — Reuters pic

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LOS ANGELES, Nov 26 — Willow Smith is known for not mincing her words and now she has given a frank interview on what it’s like to have famous parents.

Willow Smith is the 17-year-old daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. She also has an older brother, Jaden.

Smith told Girl Gaze that growing up in the spotlight only made her life “terrible.”

“I’m going to be completely and utterly honest, it’s absolutely terrible,” she was quoted as saying.

“Growing up and trying to figure out your life while people feel like they have some sort of entitlement to know what’s going on, is absolutely, excruciatingly terrible — and the only way to get over it, is to go into it,” she explained.

“You can’t change your face. You can’t change your parents. You can’t change any of those things. So I feel like most kids like me end up going down a spiral of depression... When you’re born into it, there are two choices that you have; I’m either going to try to go into it completely and help from the inside, or no one is going to know where I am and I’m really going to take myself completely out of the eye of society. There’s really no in-between.”

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