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I contemplated killing my father — Will Smith

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I contemplated killing my father — Will Smith

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By Ajibola Aminu

American actor, Will Smith, has recounted how he l contemplated on killing his father.

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The multi-talented rapper has been revealing a lot about his life, family, journey to weight loss and career in his memoir, ‘Will’.

He talked about how his violent father changed his perception about life.

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Part of the memoir read, “My father was violent, but he was also at every game, play, and recital. He was an alcoholic, but he was sober at every premiere of every one of my movies.

“He listened to every record. He visited every studio. The same intense perfectionism that terrorized his family put food on the table every night of my life.

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“When I was nine years old, I watched my father punch my mother in the side of the head so hard that she collapsed. I saw her spit blood. That moment in that bedroom, probably more than any other moment in my life, has defined who I am.”

Smith also revealed how he once considered killing his dad, Willard Carrol Smith Sr., after witnessing him abuse his mother when he was a child.

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“That when I was big enough, when I was strong enough, when I was no longer a coward, I would slay him. I paused at the top of the stairs. I could shove him down, and easily get away with it,” he wrote, according to ET Canada.

“I’m Will Smith, No one would ever believe I killed my father on purpose. I’m one of the best actors in the world. My 911 call would be Academy Award level.” It read.

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