Jada Pinkett Smith sat down for an interview on Monday with Sway on Shade 45 and opened up about how she raises her children. Among the list of questions that Sway had for her was the fact that Jaden and Willow are always making headlines for standing out.
During the interview, Jada was asked about the all-white Batman costume that Jaden wore to Kanye and Kim Kardashian’s wedding. Jada made it clear that Jaden did not wear the suit to the actual wedding but instead to its reception. “Lets be clear, it wasn’t at the wedding! The boy was at the reception! The boy had a fly Alexander McQueen suit to wear at the wedding! That his momma made sure,” she said while laughing.
Jada sees Jaden’s ability to go to such a large wedding reception in a Batman suit as something that proves that he is confident, confidence being a value that she instills in her children. “For me, when I look at a person who has the confidence to do, just do them, that kind of confidence rolls over into a lot of other things as they get older.”
“Worry about being respected, never worry about being liked because that’s the trap, that’s when people manipulate you,” Jada told Sway. “I never taught my kids to be liked, I taught them to always live by their truth, and to always respect others, and to always reach to be respected. And you know, different people will respect different things, but at the end of the day, my kids have the confidence to be who they are and that is all that I as a parent, that Will and I can ask of them. That is where their power and their strength will come from.”
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Becky With The Bad Braids: Meghan McCain + 8 Other Epic Braid Fails
White folks rocking corn rows and braids is nothing knew, but Meghan McCain’s recent hair do while on The View had us shaking our heads.
Besides the fact that it’s Black History Month and they should put a pause on the cultural appropriation, it was just a bad look on Meghan. The Republican co-host (or her stylist) thought it was a good idea to put three cornrows in hair with a super teased pompadour in the middle section. And to make matters worse the braids were chunky at the top and super thin towards the end. Sigh.
Clearly this was not a black hair dresser because if it were they would have at least added some hair. Instead they had Meghan out here looking like a character from Game of Thrones. Or maybe that’s what they were going for. Either way it’s a no for us dawg.
It was also a no for us when Christina Aguilera decided to get dirty and rock “medusa” braids to the World Music Awards in 2001.
Then sometime in the 2000s Fergie thought being apart of the Black Eye Peas gave her a pass to wear corn rows.
Kevin Federline also thought since his baby mama (Shar Jackson) was black he could walk around looking an NBA player. Deep sigh.
Melanie Griffin looked a hot damn mess rocking braids with beads and foil on the ends in 2000.
Ke$ha made us cringe in these colorful braids with knots the size of our knuckles.
Kim Kardashian also had us screaming girl bye when she first attempted to rock braids like Bo Derek.
Lena Dunham tried it with these pitiful plaits during her appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
And Coco almost got a pass until she decided to call her braids the “Coco swoop”.
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