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Will Smith Recalls Being Called the N-Word by Police “On More Than 10 Occasions”

Will Smith was a part of a discussion held by Angela Rye and revealed how he has also been a victim of racial slurs.

Will said he has been a victim of racial slurs while he was growing up in Philadelphia. Explaining his story, he started by saying he grew up under mayor Rizzo. Rizzo went from chief to police to becoming a mayor.

The interview was a part of Rye’s show called On One With Angela Rye. Will further said that he has been called a n—-r by the police in Philadelphia on more than one occasion. He said he has been stopped multiple times. Will says he understands what people are going through. He said it is an occupying force.

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The actor recalled studying in a Catholic school and said he understood all the disparities in a really interesting way. He revealed that white kids were happy when the police came in but his heart always started beating fast. Will further explained, “There’s a part of this that people who don’t grow up in that you just can’t comprehend. You just can’t comprehend what it feels like to feel like you live in occupied territory.”

Will said this was the first time he has spoken up since George Floyd‘s death. He said when it happened, he could feel the world shifting and he immediately put himself in a state of study. Will explained that he could feel that he was going to be called on in a way that was different than anything that happened in his life. He said he wanted to be prepared when that happened so that he could meet the seismic shift of the times.

Will also said that we are in a situation we have never been through. He continued saying the entire globe stood up to the African-American people. Will further said that the globe said, “‘We see you and we hear you. How can we help?'” Smith said, “We’ve never been there before.”

Will further states that he feels encouraged by the connectivity of the protests globally. He said that after a certain point, rage is justified under oppression. The actor continued that one you should not be consumed by that rage so they have to be careful too.

Will says it is something he has worked really hard on. He revealed what he loves about peaceful protests. Will said, “It’s like, peaceful protests put up a mirror to the demonic imagery of your oppressor”. He continued saying the more still you are the more clearer the mirror is to the oppressor.

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Will further said how encouraged he feels by this generation because they were able to hold a mirror and the world responded. He further talked about his upcoming movie Emancipation, the state of policing in the U.S., and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Will further said how simple Black Lives Matter is. He said, “The point of contention is that’s not what the person’s hearing, right? So, that’s where communication rules come in very handy. Here’s what the answer is when someone says Black Lives Matter: ‘Yes, I agree. Black Lives Matter.'”

Quite recently it has been a lot for the Smiths to handle. First there was the issue with Shane Dawson and then we had August Alsina claiming something we never dreamed of.

August Alsina got candid in an interview with Angela Yee. The singer sat down for an hour-long interview with The Breakfast Club host where they conversed on a number of topics. During the conversation, August addressed the rumors that he and Jada Pinkett-Smith were romantically linked at some point. In a shocking revelation, he added that Will smith, Jada’s current husband, gave August Alsina his “blessing” to date Jada.

Will Smith has denied the claims August Alsina made about ‘having his blessing’ to be with Jada. Will’s representative claimed the reports as false and ‘wrong’. While a spokesperson of Jada also denied the allegations saying it is ‘absolutely not true’.

Here is what singer August Alsina claimed to have told The Breakfast Club’s, Angela Yee. August claimed to be in love with Jada Pinkett Smith, 48. He claims to have sat down with Will Smith and had a conversation due to the transformation of their marriage to a life partnership. August said Will Smith gave him his blessing.

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Reportedly, it was Jada and Will’s son Jada who introduced August to Jada Pinkett Smith in 2015. August claimed that both he and Jada became very close and spent a vacation together. He also said they attended the BET Awards together in 2017.

August said he gave himself completely in the relationship for years. And he has a ton of love for Jada. He claimed, ‘I devoted myself to it, I gave my full self to it, so much so to the point that I can die right now and be okay with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody. 

August says he loved a person and experienced and some people never get to do that in a lifetime. He explains that he is blessed and this is a difficult conversation to understand. But August says once it starts affecting him and his livelihood, he has to speak the truth. He claims that the affair lasted for years but the exact period is still unknown.

Jada and Will have been married since 1997. They met at the auditions of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Jada auditioned to play Will’s girlfriend in the comedy series. They have two kids together, Jaden, 22, and Willow, 19. Will Smith shares a son Trey, 27, from his first marriage to Sheree Zampino.

August said he has lost money, friendships behind it and he claims it is because people don’t know the truth. He clarifies that he has not done anything wrong and that he loves the Smiths. August says they have been like a family and he does not have anything bad to say about them.

‘I love those people [the Smiths] literally like my family. I don’t have a bad thing to say about them. They are beautiful people,’ he said.

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Jada Pinkett Smith has several times denied when asked if Will and she have an open relationship. She also claimed that they will never get a divorce. In 2018, in an interview with Sway’s Universe radio show, she said to keep the divorce rumors coming. Explaining her statement Jada said that Will and she are a family and divorce is never going to happen.

Jada went on saying that people can take out all the relationship or marriage crap on them but she is always going to hold him down. She assured that despite all the ideas of a husband or a partner, at the end of the day, Will can rely on her.

‘All that relationship and what people think ideas of a husband, partner, and all that, man, whatever. At the end of the day, that is a man that can rely on me for the rest of his life, period,’ she said.

In a Facebook post, later on, Jada clarified that her statement ‘Will can do whatever he wants’ has raised questions. She said there is a need to discuss the co-existence of trust and love in their relationship. Jada rectified her previous statement saying ‘Will and I BOTH can do WHATEVER we want’. She explains saying they trust each other to do so.

Although Jada clarifies, ‘This does NOT mean we have an open relationship…this means we have a GROWN one. [sic].’ 

Jada Pinkett Smith responded to the claims of August Alsina. She teased that she will be addressing the claims of August Alsina in an upcoming episode of her Facebook Watch, The Red Table Talk.

Jada took to Twitter and wrote that some healing needs to happen. She continued saying she will be coming to the Red Table Talk.

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Christy Mathew

Christy likes to use her great writing skills to curate articles on the Hollywood film industry, multichannel commerce, and online business strategies. She loves to share her ideas on Hollywood here at Clout News.

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