Jada Pinkett Smith’s career has gone through some changes. The actress revealed for first time the secret behind how she got to know the late rap icon Tupac Shakur and it all began when she was a drug dealer. “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” the 45 years old said on “Sway in the Morning” on Wednesday.
Pinkett Smith, who was a longtime friend of the “Changes” rapper, did not elaborate her drug dealing ways any further, noting she would later write a book about it. She did vaguely address how she was able to get away from that life and how the “All Eyez On Me” rapper never did.
“Something very bad happened to me. As I was coming out of the life, he was going more into the life and so I’ve been having kind of an existential crisis around Pac, 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 that is something that I am constantly having to confront” she stated. Pinkett Smith, who is now married to actor Will Smith, addressed her relationship with Tupac, who died in 96, recently after it was inaccurately portrayed in “All Eyez on Me” biopic. She called scene between them as a “reimagining” that was “deeply hurtful.” While speaking with Sway Calloway on Wednesday, she also shot down rumors that pair was ever romantic. “Pac and I’s relationship was about survival. That’s how it started and I know that most people wanna always connect us in this romance thing, but that’s just because they don’t have the story” she said.