BIPOC Voices

Our favorite ‘Red Table Talk’ episodes to check out

words by: Kai Acevedo
Dec 29, 2020

Red Table Talk has become a safe place for celebrities to get things off of their chests. Hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith, her mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris and Willow Smith, the NAACP Image Awards-winning talk show has featured discussions on topics such as the COVID-19 crisis, gun violence, mental illness and entanglements with artists, activists and actors since it premiered in 2018 on Facebook Watch. The hit show has broken the internet on a few occasions. Revisit these headline-making Red Table Talk episodes.     


“Girls Trippin’ with Gabrielle Union”

Season: 1

Episode: 4

Views: 27.4 million 

Jada Pinkett and Gabrielle Union discuss squashing their beef, being Black in Hollywood and sisterhood.


“Jordyn Woods Shares the Truth” 

Season: 1

Episode: 27

Views: 34.2 million 

Jordyn Woods addresses the rumors involving her and NBA player Tristan Thompson. 


“What Snoop Dogg Wants Everyone to Know”

Season: 3

Episode: 1

Views: 15.4 million

After calling out Gayle King for bringing up Kobe Bryant’s mostly forgotten rape case in the wake of the 5-time NBA champion’s death, Snoop Dogg pulled up to the Red Table to explain himself. Uncle Snoop even shed a few tears in the process. 


Colorism: Why Black People Discriminate Against Each Other

Season: 3

Episode: 10

Views: 6.5 million 

This episode focuses on colorism, its history and how it affects the Black community.   


“Jada Brings Herself to the Table”

Season: 3

Episode: 12

Views: 36.9 million

Jada Pinkett breaks her silence on her entanglement with singer August Alsina. 


“Fed Up and Fired Up: Ice Cube’s Bold Plan for Black America”

Season: 3

Episode: 14

Views: 5 million 

Rap icon Ice Cube, CNN’s Van Jones and NFL star Brandon Marshall speak on Cube’s Contract with Black America and issues facing Black America. 


“Will Smith’s Red Table Takeover: Resolving Conflict”

Season: 3

Episode: 20

Views: 12.1 million

Will Smith and Janet Hubert, who played the original Aunt Viv on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, sat down for the first time in years to air out previous grievances. 


Olivia Jade Speaks Out” 

Season: 3

Episode: 21

Views: 9.3 million 

Influencer Olivia Jade tries to explain her side of the college admissions scandal that resulted in her famous parents going to prison.


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