Jada Pinkett-Smith Admits To Being A Drug Dealer Back In The Day

There are many layers to the talented and immensely successful actress Jada Pinkett-Smith. One thing for sure is that Jada has come a long way from her origins in Baltimore.

The actress made an appearance on SiriusXM’s “Sway in The Morning” on Wednesday to talk about her new movie “Girls Trip.” Jada ended up having very intimate conversation regarding her relationship with Tupac Shakur.

Jada admitted in a recent CNN interview, “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.”

Jada originally became friends with Tupac on their first day of high school at the Baltimore School for the Arts. The actress expressed to the show’s host, Sway, that it of “kind of hard” to talk about her relationship with Tupac because she has not “told the whole story” about their relationship.

The LA Times reports that Jada said this, in regards to how they really met, “I’ve been having kind of an existential crisis around Pac because I was coming out, he was coming in, and there was a point at which we met. And then we kinda 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.”

The actress claims that most people don’t understand what her relationship with Tupac was truly about.
Jada stated, “Pac and I’s relationship was about survival,” she said. “That’s how it started. I know that most people want to always connect it in this romance thing and that’s just because they don’t have the story.”

The actress spoke publicly in June about discrepancies in the Tupac biopic, “All Eyez on Me,” in which she believed embellished her relationship with the late rapper, who was murdered in 1996.

Jada says that has now decided to put her feelings toward the film aside.

Jada stated, “A couple days ago I had to just lay that down too and realize this is God’s work,” she said. “It’s not for me to protect his legacy.”

Jada said that she now plans to write a book that will touch on the early years of her life. She said, “I just decided that this one little piece was important to share finally because it gives more insight to who we were.”

 – Contributed by Amaya Starkey

WHUR Contributor

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