Skai Jackson posed backstage during The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection 2019 at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 7, 2019 in New York City. The actress joined several other celebs at the annual event that helps to raise awareness around women’s heart health.

On what inspired her to link up with American Heart Association’s “Go Red For Women”, Skai tells BET., “I feel like this is just such an amazing cause and something that’s not really talked about a lot, so if I could be a voice for that, that’s just an amazing thing for me. This is my first year walking the show, and all my fellow peers are here, which is awesome, so I’m just really excited. This isn’t my first time walking on the runway, but there’s always this nervous feeling that I have, so I just can’t wait to do it.”


Earlier this week, Jackson was a trending hashtag on Twitter and had to debunk her own death.

“I woke up and I just saw all these things, like “RIP Skai Jackson,” and I’m like, “Why do people think I’m dead? Like, what happened? Where did this come from?” And then one of my fans told me it was some girl who started it. And for me, that’s just like not funny at all. Like I’ve seen “Rest In Peace” [on social media] to one of my friends that recently passed away who was famous and then two months later he actually passed away, so [when people say] things like that, I just hate it. People think it’s a joke and maybe for them it is, but that’s just not cool. Don’t play with death like that. They thought it was a joke, I didn’t.”

She continued, “It was just crazy when I first found out about it. I went on my Twitter and saw all these people mentioning me with #RIPSkaiJackson, and then I searched the hashtag and saw there was over 200 tweets for it. So I was trying to get to the bottom of who started this, and one of my fans said it was this one girl who does it to everyone. She apologized, but it’s like you should have never done that in the first place. I have a great sense of humor, I mean even when my meme came out I reposted it. I didn’t care. I was laughing, too! But death is just one thing you NEVER play with.”

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