Jada Pinkett Smith accepts the Trailblazer Award at 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards

Mail Online | 5/19/2020 | Brian Gallagher For Dailymail.com
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Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about self-doubt in a powerful speech while accepting the Trailblazer Award at the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards.

The 47-year-old actress took to the stage with her 20-year-old son Jaden - who served as her hype man of sorts, trying to pump up the crowd before her speech - along with presenter and Smith's Girls Trip co-star Tiffany Haddish.

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Previous Trailblazer Award recipients include Lena Waithe, Shailene Woodley, Channing Tatum, Emma Watson and Emma Stone.

Pinkett-Smith began her speech by questioning whether or not she really deserved this award in the first place.

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'You know, it’s a trip because when MTV called me to receive an award for trailblazing, I was like, "All right now, I don’t know if I deserve this quite yet." But I’m really glad MTV thinks so,' she said.

She then went on to evaluate why she immediately started to doubt herself being worthy of such an honor.

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'But then I had to think and I said, "Jada, why don't you think you deserve this award?" And it was because I was comparing myself to all the many trailblazers we admire,' she said.

'I realized, "OK, maybe, we do have something in common,"' she added. ' Often we applaud the trails people blaze in the external world that we can see, but very rarely do we applaud...
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