Smith stated she was “coming out of that life” when she met the late rapper, who was just beginning to get into it.
Jada Pinkett Smith is revealing a few more details about her relationship with Tupac, who she met as a teen, and this time she’s dropped a bombshell.
The actress stopped by SiriusXM’s Sway in the Morning, where she revealed to co-host Sway Calloway that when she first met Tupac she was a drug dealer.
“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,” she said. Adding that she was on her way out of that life as the late rapper was just beginning to get into it.
“There was a point in which we met and then we kind of were going our separate ways,” she said. “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.”
“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.”
Back in June, during the release of Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me, Pinkett Smith issued a statement via Twitter condemning the portrayal of her relationship with the rapper.
She told Sway that it’s become more important that people understand her relationship with the late rapper.
“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.”
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