Jada Pinkett Smith lost her cool with her troubled dad during their last conversation after discovering he was losing his battle to stay clean.
The actress and her half-brother Caleeb Pinkett chatted about their father, Robsol Pinkett, Jr., during the latest episode of Jada’s well-received “Red Table Talk” Facebook Watch series, and she revealed her last chat with him did not end well.
“When he died from that overdose, I got the call from Caleeb,” she recalled. “The most difficult part of him dying like that was ’cause he and I had a horrendous fight when I found out that he’d relapsed. I was like, ‘I don’t owe you nothin’ – you didn’t do s**t for me, you didn’t do s**t for Caleeb’ (sic).”
The “Girls Trip” star’s brother added, “I had the same conversation with him, I was furious. He told me, ‘That’s what the disease is. Like, this is who I am’. And that was deep.”
“He adopted a young girl, so we have an adopted sister,” he explained. “And that was a little jolting for me. The idea that I had a father that didn’t raise me, but then chose to take on (someone) else.”
Robsol died from a drug overdose after three years of sobriety and Jada still has problems forgiving her father: “(He told me), ‘I can’t be your father. I’m a criminal, I’m an addict, and that’s just what it is.’ ”
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