Smith, 19, has recently wowed Instagram with her weight loss, after adopting a healthier lifestyle and deciding to “live her purpose”.
Speaking on The Real (watch above), the teenager said she had made the shift after realising her life wouldn’t be “as long” if she continued with the lifestyle she had been living.
But Smith also admitted that the road had been rocky and that living in the shadow of her famous mum had been tough.
“Sometimes it was a little bit difficult because seeing my mum dress a certain way, or wear certain things…when she was on the [red] carpet or when I would see her on set…it was like, ‘Why am I not that way?'” Smith said.
“Sometimes I would feel a little sad, or I would feel that she was embarrassed of me — these are all just insecurities in my head,” she added.
Smith explained that after losing weight, it had been a revelation to realise her mother and her family’s love for her had not changed.
“I was ‘Ra Ra’ to them either way,” she said, referencing the sweet nickname her family has for her. “I love my whole family. They’re so supportive.”
Brandy’s love for her daughter is certainly undeniable. In a recent post Smith made to Instagram, her mother couldn’t contain her admiration.
“What a beautiful Divine Being. I’m so blessed that you are my daughter/best friend/ and the reason why I’m still here ♥️ I love you ♥️ I got us #DontYouWorryBoutaThangMama,” she wrote.
Looking to live happier, healthier and longer, Smith also explained what drove her to commit to her health journey.
“I just knew that living my purpose, I wouldn’t be able to live in that body if I wanted to fulfil anything going forward in my life,” she said.
“I thought to myself, I want to be there for my little sisters and my little brothers, I want to be there for my mum and my dad, and I was like, ‘I need to change, like, now’.”
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