For a special Mother’s Day-themed episode of Red Table Talk, Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Watch talk show with her daughter Willow Smith and mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris, Willow planned a huge surprise for her mother. Willow, who is a guitarist, reunited Jada’s nu-metal band from the 2000s for a performance of their song “Bleed All Over Me.”
Willow Smith’s mom formed the nu-metal band in 2002, opening for Britney Spears on her Onyx Hotel Tour in 2004, but later toured on the Ozzfest, and then opened for metal band Sevendust.
Willow recalls of her mom’s times in the band, “When I was, I want to say about three or four, I went on tour with my mom and her band, Wicked Wisdom. Wicked Wisdom was lit. This is the music that I grew up around. My mother was Superwoman, she was a rockstar, she was a warrior, and a nurturer all in one. So unapologetically bada–. I remember being on the tour bus with Jaden when I was six or seven and we got the opportunity to clean the bus. That was one of the most, like, purely exciting experiences. I was my mom’s biggest fan. Every night I wanted to ride on the security guard’s shoulders and watch her perform. She was a rockstar and I was living for Wicked Wisdom. I felt like it was only right for me to pay homage to a time in her life because she showed me what ‘womaning up’ really is about. So for Mother’s Day, I’m about to reunite with some of my mom’s old band members to do one of my favorite songs by my mom, which is called ‘Bleed All Over Me.’ She’s gonna be floored. I’m really excited about it.”
Check out Willow’s performance of “Bleed All Over Me” with Wicked Wisdom below:
We think it’s safe to say Willow’s new song featuring Blink-182’s Travis Barker on the drums was inspired by her “superwoman” mom’s rock days. The music video for the song “t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l” from a forthcoming unnamed album is on YouTube.
Check out Wicked Wisdom performing their song “Bleed All Over Me” on an episode of The Tonight Show With Jay Leno from 2006 here.