Willow Smith Brings Back Jada’s Metal Band Past For Mother’s Day

Written by on May 8, 2021

Willow Smith shocked Jada Pinkett Smith for Mom’s Day by paying homage to her mother’s former metallic band, Depraved Knowledge. 

Throughout Wednesday’s episode of their Fb Watch sequence, “Purple Desk Speak”  — which they host with Pinkett Smith’s mom, Adrienne Banfield Norris — Smith shocked the actor with a efficiency that includes members of her former band. 

“Once I was … about three or 4, I went on tour with my mother and her band, Depraved Knowledge,” Smith says in a recording that performed through the episode. “Depraved Knowledge was lit. That is the music that I grew up round, my mom was a  superwoman, she was a rock star, she was a warrior and a nurturer all-in-one.”

“So unapologetically badass,” she added. 

Smith went on to carry out Depraved Knowledge’s tune, “Bleed All Over Me,” with Pinkett Smith’s former band members, Pocket Honore and Taylor Graves, as Pinkett Smith and Banfield Norris danced alongside. 

In 2006, Pinkett Smith advised Billboard that making the transition from performing to music required her to vary the perceptions folks had about her. 

“It’s been kinda like this unraveling, this little discovery about Jada that no one knew about,” she mentioned. “This music and this picture is totally totally different from the persona that folks know me as. It’s good when you may break down these perceptions and alter concepts.”

Pinkett Smith posted a clip of her daughter’s efficiency on Instagram earlier this week, writing that Smith’s shock made her “coronary heart burst in a thousand alternative ways.”


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