The bond between Jada Pinkett Smith and Tupac Shakur is well documented (better documented in some places more than others), yet last week the Girl’s Trip star managed to shed new light onto the circumstances surrounding how they met while promoting the new film.
“One of the things that’s very interesting that I’ve never really said before is that when I first met Pac, when we first met, I was a drug dealer,” Jada reveals on Sway In The Morning last week. It was as she was coming out of the game that she would meet a young Tupac – more like one stepping out of it as the other entered in. Later on Access Hollywood Jada elaborated on it was her mother, along with a scholarship to attend North Carolina’s school of the arts that led her on a separate path, one which she would hope would be available for her friend.
“There was a point in which we met and then we kind of were going our separate ways,” she explains. “I just felt like, ‘OK God, one day you’re going to do for Pac what you did for me, which is you saved me. And that just never happened for him. And so that is something that I am constantly having to confront.”
Alas that would not be the case, as Tupac amidst a swarm of controversy and drama would be shot in a drive by in 1996, dying days later.