Jada Pinkett Smith Revealed That Drama "Behind The Scenes" Was The Reason She Did The Jordyn Woods Tell-All Interview

    "I really tried to wait to see if anybody else could do it."

    If you cast your mind back to February of this year, I'm sure you'll remember the never-ending drama involving Khloé Kardashian, Tristan Thompson, and Jordyn Woods.

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    The long and short of it is that Kardashian split with Thompson for good after he was accused of cheating on her with Woods, Kylie Jenner's best friend.

    And you'll definitely remember Woods' announcement that she'd be sitting down for a tell-all interview with her longtime close family friend Jada Pinkett Smith just days after the cheating allegations broke.

    Then, during the half-hour interview, Woods gave her side of the story.

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    She claimed that Thompson had kissed her as she left a house party, but denied that anything further had occurred between them. She also said they were both drunk and she didn't blame Thompson for his part. Woods said she hadn't told Kardashian the full truth about what happened initially because she was trying to "protect her heart", but added that she felt bad about how everything had gone down and didn't want to be perceived as a "home-wrecker".

    The interview went on to become the most successful in Pinkett Smith's entire Red Table Talk series, racking up 33 million views to date.

    But Pinkett Smith has now opened up about the interview and revealed that she was actually hesitant to be involved in the initial stages, for fear of being "exploitative".

    "I really tried to wait to see if anybody else could do it," Pinkett Smith went on. "I felt like, 'You’ve got one shot, and I don’t know if I’m the best place for that because of our relationship.'"

    But then Pinkett Smith cryptically said things were "transpiring" behind the scenes that ultimately made her decide to go ahead with the interview.

    It's unclear what was unfolding behind the scenes, but according to Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the only person who knew about the interview before it was publicly announced was Kris Jenner.


    Khloé Kardashian apparently found out at the same time as the rest of the world and was furious that Jenner hadn't given her the heads-up. Jenner explained that Pinkett Smith had texted her the night before the news went public, and she hadn't attempted to put a stop to the interview. Kardashian said to her: "Jada called you when?! These people have no fucking loyalty to you. We are your fucking tribe. I’m your daughter. They’re fucking with us. My family was ruined! What don’t you get?!"

    You can read the full interview with Jada Pinkett Smith here.

    Ellie Woodward is Celebrity and Entertainment Editor for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

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