Selah Marley, the daughter of singer Lauryn Hill and entrepreneur Rohan Marley, openly spoke about the childhood trauma she’s still processing during a two-hour Instagram Live video Monday (Aug. 10).
But she has since deleted the video after criticizing media outlets for highlighting “the worst part of my video,” according to a follow-up explainer posted to her IGTV titled “clarity.” The 20-year-old star clarifies in the newest hour-and-a-half clip that she spoke from a personal “place of healing” and did not intend for viewers to contact her parents with hateful comments. Bob Marley‘s granddaughter specifically set the record straight following The Shade Room‘s summary of her initial IGTV video on her Instagram Story Tuesday (Aug. 11).
“I spoke on that subject for two hours…. It’s complex. It’s a very complex topic, and really what I was discussing was how a lack of unity in the household can create severe trauma that you’re not even aware of,” Marley addressed in the IG Story video that was preceded by a written note. “And now, I had to go back and see where these different things impacted my life and how they impacted my life. At the end of the day, I never said my father was a f—ing deadbeat completely. I just said that he wasn’t as present as I needed him to be…. Don’t go bashing my f—ing father and my family.”
In her IG Live yesterday, the young model detailed the dual long-term effects of her father not being around a lot as well as her mother physically disciplining her and her siblings. Many commented on how touched they were by how they could relate to her experience. And by starting this larger conversation, Marley hopes to inspire others’ transparency, vulnerability and openness in discussing their own family traumas, according to the most recent IGTV video.
Check out Marley’s new explainer video below.