Jada Pinkett-Smith Isn’t Worried About Being Liked After Admitting Entanglement w/ August Alsina

Jada Pinkett Smith attends the Premiere of Gemini Man at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood
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Jada Pinkett-Smith faced a lot a criticism this year, but she’s not phased by it.

On a recent episode of her show, ‘Red Table Talk,’ she spoke on how the public perceives her after admitting she had an entanglement with August Alsina. She said,

“I never worry about being liked because it’s a trick bag. That is the space of manipulation. If you need somebody to like you it’ll be too difficult for someone to act from an authentic place.”

Jada’s mom, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, added that most people struggle with liking themselves. She said,

“Most people have a difficult time liking themselves. It’s almost like begging someone to see your true image through a cracked lens. It’s not going to happen.”

Back in July, Jada admitted to having an entanglement with August. She said she and Will were separated during the time, and she wanted to “feel good.” She also added that it was “a joy to just help heal somebody.”