Will Smith might be one of the most likable men in Hollywood, but even he makes mistakes in parenting as was revealed by his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
The actress and mother sat down with rapper TI over the recent controversy with his own daughter.
Jada Pinkett Smith on her show, ‘The Red Room’, in her usual candid fashion said that she understood why TI could make some of the misleading comments he made and that Will himself made some mistakes with their daughter Willow.
She said that Willow checks him immediately and he learns.
“There’s certain things about raising a man that I can’t know. I would tell [Will], ‘Love your daughter, let me teach her,’ because there’s certain sensitivities that you might not understand and have just because of your relationship in the world is different than a woman’s relationship.
“I understood that because I’m in this house with Will and he be saying the craziest stuff. He don’t understand the level. And thank God he has me and he’s got Willow … we educate that joker before he leaves this house. You know what I mean? He’s one of those that likes to tell stories and sometimes goes too far.”
She added: “Willow has gone at her dad several times for very insensitive comments, whether it’s around menstruation or, you know, ‘You must be PMS-ing,’ and she’s like, ‘That right there, we not gon’ do that.’ Every day, it’s a work in progress.”
TI had earlier in the show tried to clear things up saying that those comments were supposed to be a joke. He said: “I came to clear up any misconceptions that have been surrounding how we interact and parent, and what is appropriate and inappropriate. I think all of this surrounds a conversation I was having in a very joking manner when asked how I deal with parenting in this day and age.
“From a place of truth, I began to embellish and exaggerate and I think a lot of people took it extremely literal.”
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