The short clip was initially a part of an Instagram Live to promote an upcoming episode of Pinkett Smith's Red Table Talk. It shows the King Richard actor looking uncomfortable when his wife asked whether a therapist helped them "heal the hurt" in the relationship.
"You know [therapist] Esther Perel is coming to the table — she's gonna be at the Red Table," she said.
Pinkett Smith then focuses the camera on her husband and quizzes: "Would you say she has been instrumental in you and I redefining our relationship?"
Instead of addressing the question, an "anxious" looking Smith offered a stern warning, saying: "I would say don't just start filming me without asking me."
Pinkett Smith brushes off his response and jokes that the therapist needs "to come help us again, please" before telling viewers she is "still dealing with foolishness."
She reiterates: "Would you say that she [Perel] helped us heal the hurts that we caused between one another?"
Smith snaps back, calling his social media presence his "bread and butter." He told his wife she couldn't "just use me for social media", adding: "Don't just start rolling; I'm standing in my house. Don't start rolling."
She sarcastically concludes to viewers: "She's helped us a lot, can't you tell?"