Jada Pinkett Smith got very candid and real in an interview on SiriusXM’s “Sway in the Morning.” The actress and wife of Will Smith, admitted that when she first met late rapper Tupac Shakur, she was a drug dealer.
Smith explained, “It’s kinda hard because I haven’t really told the whole story. 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. Yes.”
She said this was a time when Tupac was “getting more into the life” while she was “coming out of that life.”
“There was a point in which we met and then we kind of were going our separate ways. And 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,” she said. “I know that most people wanna always connect us in this romance thing, but that’s just because they don’t have the story. But it was based in survival, how we held each other down, you know what I’m saying? And when we have somebody that has your back when you feel like you’re nothing, that’s everything.”
Smith has been against the Tupac biopic that came out last month called “All Eyez On Me.” She explained more about her friendship with Tupac to Sway, “I just decided that one little piece was important to share finally because it gives more insight to who we were that it wasn’t just about, ‘You have this cute girl and this cool guy they must have been in this [romance]!’ Nah. It wasn’t that at all,” she said. “It was about survival and it’s always been about survival between us, you know what I’m saying? And holding each other down in ways that he and I could hold each other down.”