Jada Pinkett Smith covers the latest issue of REDBOOK where she explains why she'll NEVER leave Will Smith. Meanwhile, the latest issue of BROOKLYN Magazine features Solange Knowles extolling the virtues of her favorite bourough. See the highlights and pics inside....
Try as they might, the tabloids have been "divorcing" and "separating" Will and Jada Pinkett Smith for many years, but in the latest issue of REDBOOK, the actress/tv producer reveals why that will NEVER happen. In addition to discussing the deep bond she has with Will, Jada talks about special moments with her family and explains the direction she plans to take as a producer on Queen Latifah's new talk show. Here are the highlights:
On why she'll never leave her husband Will Smith:
“What is the thing that Will could do to make me not love him? That would make me abandon him? I can’t think of one. I’m sorry. Except if he did something bad to the kids – now we’ve got a problem.”
On magical moments with her family:
“We tend to find magic in the mundane. Picking Willow up from her girlfriend’s house at 9:30PM, and enjoying that ride together, then stopping at 7-Eleven to get some ice cream as a family.”
On why she ignores negative gossip:
“I have been affected by gossip and I know people who have been too. I’ve seen marriages destroyed by gossip. It is cruel. At the end of the day, all that matters is: Do you love what you see when you look in the mirror? That is it, baby.”
On producing The Queen Latifah Show
"It will be a cross between Oprah and Ellen — not serious but heartfelt…to help execute this idea for such an amazing artist is really pleasing. I'm able to be creative on a whole different level."
Jada's issue of REDBOOK hit the newsstands on June 11.
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For the summer 2013 issue of BROOKLYN Magazine, Solange Knowles discusses her life as a Brooklynite from the car pools and birthday parties, to hanging out with Beyonce and Jay-Z in Williamsburg.
Solange said the best thing about being in BK was that it allows her to be near her family (whom live in Manhattan).
“My parents are here, my sister is here, my cousin is here, all my friends are here. We really wanted Julez to have the experience that we had growing up—being able to drop in on his aunt’s house and being able to hang out with Grandma and see our friends and have that experience of actually having a soccer game and having family show up. It’s such a beautiful feeling, but also having that village is a necessary reality.”
TheTRUE singer also talked about the impact of BK on her music.
“I’m working on my next record. I started writing about three months ago. I’ve been so lucky to meet such wonderful and beautiful inspiring friends, and we have all these experiences that only could have happened here. Even last night we all went to see Flying Lotus and Erykah Badu at Music Hall of Williamsburg and then we all went over to my studio in Red Hook and we just hung out till literally the sun came up and recorded and talked. They inspire me. Just having that energy around is so important.”
Read the full interview here.
Jada used her Facebook page to defend Beyonce Knowles, whom was criticized for her choice of outfit during the Chime For Change concert. In her post, Jada questioned a woman's right to possess her own body and assert her power. She wrote....
Whose body is this anyway?
There was some backlash about the performance outfits for the Chime concert. Since a woman's body has been deeply connected to sin, it's easy to forget all the power and beauty her body and sexuality possesses. Yes, with this power comes great responsibility, but how was Beyonce's tasteful outfit irresponsible? Here is the problem I see, a woman's body is too much power for one woman to have, even Beyonce. Although we see corporations exploit this power through women and girls, with far less clothing on than Beyonce, to sell their products, do we protest? But hey, a woman has to be in check, right? Know her position since we've all been taught that a powerful woman is dangerous and that a powerful man makes the world go round. Here's the deal... soon the reign of shame on a woman's body and her control of it will end. She will be autonomous. For she can't truly be free without it. And oh boy...what a different world this place will be...when she is free.
What do you think about Jada's post?
Photos via REDBOOK/iO Tillett Wright/BrooklynMagazine