Recently the award-winning actress Jada Pinkett Smith sat down with SiriusXM’s Sway in the Morning for an interview where she admitted that when she first met Tupac Shakur, she was a drug dealer.
“It’s kinda hard because I haven’t really told the whole story,” Jada said. “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.”
Jada also confirmed that at that particular time, she was coming out of that lifestyle while Tupac was getting more into it.
“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.”
In 1996, Tupac was shot and killed at the tender age of 25.