Long before they became famous, Tupac Shakur and Jada Pinkett Smith were friends. In high school, the stars met and grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. Since his assassination in 1996, Pinkett Smith has utilized social media and her show, Red Table Talk, to pay tribute to her buddy.
Before his death, Shakur praised the actress from the film Girls Trip. For Pinkett Smith, the rapper has declared that he will go to any length.
Tupac will turn 51 on June 16th, 2022. Last year, Jada Pinkett Smith, the late rapper’s close friend, took to Instagram to remember and mark the day.
“I don’t think this one has ever been published,” Jada said as she read aloud a never-before-seen Tupac poem to admirers. If I told you guys about it, I don’t think he would have objected.”
The two were fast friends after meeting in school, and Jada has been outspoken about her emotions for the rapper.
DID JADA PINKETT SMITH AND TUPAC SHAKUR EVER DATE?
Jada Pinkett Smith has long been vocal about her friendship with late rapper Tupac Shakur, stating that the two were just friends. In a 2017 interview, she stated:
“I know most people always want to tie it up with this romance thing, but that’s just because they don’t know the narrative.”
According to Jada, they were each other’s “anchor,” and their friendship “was about survival.”
“There was a point where I thought to myself, ‘Just kiss me!'” “There was a period when I was like, ‘Just kiss me!'” Let’s see how this works,” Jada acknowledged, adding, “and trust me when I say it had to be the most repulsive kiss for both of us.”
In a 2015 Howard Stern interview, Jada recounted how she and Tupac had a falling out before he was assassinated at the age of 25. “It definitely taught me a lesson, which is that life is too short,” she said. Allowing conflicts to come between you and the people you love and care about is not a good idea.”
In a 2020 interview, Will Smith claimed to being jealous of Jada’s love for Tupac in the “early days” of their relationship.
Will explained, “You know, because we had a little bit of a thing.” They grew up together and were in love, but they never had a sexual relationship,” says the author.
HOW DID JADA AND TUPAC MEET?
Tupac and Jada met at the Baltimore School for the Arts in Maryland. She explained in an interview:
“On the first day, he came over to me and introduced himself. Pac had a strange appearance in high school as well. He didn’t seem like the type of cat I’d want to deal with just by looking at him.”
Tupac was described as “a magnet” by Jada, and the two became quick friends.
Tupac and Jada, according to Jada, had “no physical chemistry” and “he was like a brother” to her.
WAS JADA PINKETT SMITH WITH TUPAC WHEN HE DIED?
In the 1990s, Pinkett Smith’s Hollywood career took off. After A Different World ended in 1993, she got movie roles in Jason’s Lyric, A Low Down Dirty Shame, and Set It Off. Around the same period, Pinkett Smith began dating Will Smith.
Pinkett Smith’s new life has jeopardized her connection with Assata Shakur. The Scream 2 star and the rapper ceased speaking before he died in 2015. According to Pinkett Smith, Shakur felt “changed” as a result of her notoriety. Unfortunately, the two were estranged when Shakur died on September 13, 1996. At the age of 25, the “Hail Mary” performer was slain by a gunshot wound.