Relationship Connecting Tupac Shakur & Jada Pinkett-Smith
They were very close friends as Tupac went for theater, ballet, performer, and more acceptable in poetry and jazz, while Pinkett Smith majored in dance and drama.
“1st day, he came over to me and talk about himself and in high school, Pac was a little funny looking”. Definitely from looking at him, wasn’t a most the type of cat that I would even like, deal with.
Soon as he walk up to me, he was like a magnet. Once you give to him the attention, he kind of sucked you in. And we hit it off from that moment on”
Still don't believe either one of us thought we would have made it in the way that we did, but i always knew we were gonna do something. Shakur was my best friends, i see him as a brother.” – Jada Pinkett Smith on Tupac.
we were very close friends in and after high school and Pac always write Jada Pinkett Smith a love letter ‘Forever Yours, Tupac’.
The Ladies Trip Film maker began dating Fresh Prince of Bel Air star Will in the mid-90s before they got married in 1997, 3 months after Tupac was attacked and killed in a drive-by shooting.
Tupac was around to see the early days of Jada and Will’s love life and it reportedly caused sence between the trio. Napoleon, a friend of Outlawz Immortalz who was mentored by Tupac, recalled in an interview with The Art of Dialogue:
‘I could always remember when I was around pac for the first time, Jada Pinkett was performing that good day; I'm sure its her first movie she ever appeared in with one of the famous Wayans Brothers.
Second time I heard him talk about her was when he left to LA and as usual he felt bad. Pac entered the room, he was like, “Jada should contact me and tell me, “Don’t do nothing to Will Smith! ”According to Napoleon, Tupac was ‘sad’ by Jada’s comment :
‘Istill don't believe she would think I would ever try and make some issues with Will Smith. ’ I guess it kind of affect him. he had always love Jada Pinkett; a lot of respect for her. A whole lot of respect for her!’ so Napoleon said.
few years later, Will smith admitted he felt insecure over Jada and Tupac’s close friendship and even went as far as refusing to speak to the California Love rapper whenever he was around. When asked by The Breakfast Club’s Charlemagne Tha God if he ever felt, Will replied:
‘F**k yeah, & that was in the early days.’ He added: ‘That was a big regret for me too because I couldn’t open up to interact with ‘Pac. We had a little bit of a thing because they grew up together & they loved each other but they never had a sexual relationship.’ Will admitted: ‘Pac had a little thing on that but she just loved him.
see him as a perfect picture of perfection but she was with the Fresh Prince.’ Revealing the extent of the tension between them, Will recalled: ‘We were in the room together a couple of times and I couldn’t speak to him.
‘He wasn’t going to speak to me if I wasn’t going to speak to him.’ He went on to recall how Jada used to encourage her two favorite men to hang out together as she saw similarities in their personalities.
Will wasn’t having any of it and has now admitted:
That was a huge regret of mine and I couldn’t handle it. I was the soft rapper from Philly and he was ‘Pac.
‘I was deeply insecure and wasn’t man enough to handle that relationship.’