Willow Smith has surprised her mother, actress and metal frontwoman extraordinaire Jada Pinkett Smith, reuniting mum’s old metal band Wicked Wisdom for a performance of their song ‘Bleed All Over Me’ with Willow up front delivering vocals.
The unexpected reunion took place for the Mother’s Day edition of the family’s Facebook series Red Table Talk, and was orchestrated by Willow herself.
“Wicked Wisdom was lit. This is the music that I grew up around. My mother was superwoman, she was a rock star, warrior and nurturer all in one. So unapologetically badass… I was my mom’s biggest fan,” Willow explains during the episode. “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.”
Unbeknownst to Pinkett Smith, Willow had invited original Wicked Wisdom members Pocket Honore and Taylor Grave, along with other musicians, to set up outside the family’s home. It marked a reunion of sorts for the band – Wicked Wisdom released their second, self-titled album in 2006, but have been largely inactive for some years.
Willow eventually walks her mother outside the house to see her bandmates waiting, before she hopped on stage to join the band for a performance, singing and playing guitar while rocking a Mastodon tee. Pinkett Smith is visibly stoked by the surprise, singing and headbanging along.
Check out the performance below, and watch the whole episode here.