Jade Pinkett’s talent is in her blood. The professional dancer talked about growing up in one of Hollywood’s most famous families and how she became known.
During an episode of TOGETHXR’s More Than A Name airing on October 25, the niece of actor Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith revealed, “The first time that I realised my life was different was when you start to go to movie premieres and after parties.” “You get to see how people really embrace my family.”
But the model wants one thing to be clear: No one gave her anything. Jade said, “I also just had to go get it.” “Whip My Hair,” which was her cousin Willow Smith’s 2010 hit, was my first dance job.
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She continued, “I had to audition for it and I was super nervous because I think I was about 16 and it was my first audition in the professional world.” And getting her first job in the video opened up a whole new world of chances for Jade.
“When I got Drake and Future’s ‘Way 2 Sexy’ [music video], I was like, ‘Wow this is what it’s really about. Staying persistent and keeping faith and never giving up.'”
But having a family full of famous people can be hard sometimes, and the actress talked about the pressures that come with having the Pinkett name.
“It’s just something that makes me glow harder,” Jade explained. “My whole life people have underestimated me because of my name. People think that I get these jobs because I’m related to this person, but the reality is I have to work 10 times harder.”
But this person who wants to shine isn’t going to let haters bring her down or stop her hustle.
“When you’re in a family like mine, you have to really know what you want and not allow the outside world to distract you from that goal,” she said. “The changes within your career can really start to take effect on you but it’s just keeping faith and knowing that the sunshine is going to come out eventually.”
And what does Jade want others to know about her? She keeps trying. “I’m just always trying to find ways to help others. When we leave this Earth it’s like what are people really going to think about you?”
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