It can’t be easy being raised by famous parents and Willow Smith knows a thing or two about growing up famous.
In an interview with Girl Gaze, the 17-year-old daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith opens up on the pains of being born and raised famous.
“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.”
The Whip My Hair singer went on to explain that fame can at times be difficult, but much can’t be done to change that.
“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, and the world is sitting there looking at them through their phones; laughing and making jokes and making memes at the crippling effect that this lifestyle has on the psyche.”
Adding that a person born into fame has only two choice and there are no in-between.
“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…I’m really going to take myself completely out of the eye of society. There’s really no in-between.”