Hollywood legend Will Smith has overcome a lot of adversities in his life, which include his time as an African American man in Hollywood. Smith is famous for acting in films such as Independence Day, Bad Boy and many more. He has lived a hard life, which stems from as early as his childhood days.
According to the New York Post, Will Smith was the second guest for Season 4 of Netflix’s “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman. The interview has numerous bits about his life growing up.
Fans were also disappointed to learn that the episode was recorded before March of this year. This meant that Will Smith did not talk about his infamous slap at Chris Rock, which became a huge topic of discussion.
Will Smith talked about his recent memoir, “Will,” where he got candid about his childhood and the turbulent relationship between his father and mother. Smith admitted he felt like a coward for not defending his mother when his father physically abused her.
“The first line of the first chapter is, ‘I’ve always thought of myself as a coward. When I was nine years old, I saw my father beat up my mother, and I didn’t do anything. And that just left a traumatic impression of myself as a coward.”
Life is so exciting to me right now, because I can reach people differently than I’ve ever been able to reach people, largely because of my pain. I’m really ready to dive into my art in a way that I think will be hopefully fulfilling for me and helpful for the human family.”
Dave Chappelle even called Will Smith a gangster for slapping Chris Rock. Will Smith already made it clear such an incident will never happen again either. We’ll have to see what is next in store for the legend.
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