Jada Pinkett Smith Says She Was Selling Drugs When She First Met 2Pac: ‘We Held Each Other Down’
From expressing how hurt she was by the portrayal, to crying during interviews, Smith wasn't feeling it all, and has had no qualms voicing her displeasure to the world, as she makes the rounds promoting her new film, Girls Trip, which hits theaters this weekend. But now, she's revealed some interesting new information about her relationship with Pac—she met him while she was dealing drugs. Smith, 45, shared the news on SiriusXM's Sway in the Morning.
“It’s kind of hard because I haven't really told the whole story,” she said of her relationship with Pac. “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 […] That’s how we started.”
Smith didn't want to divulge too many details about that time in their lives because she's prepping to release a book about her relationship with Tupac, but she did say their bond wasn't romantic, like people suggest—it was about survival.
“I know that most people wanna always connect us in this romance thing, but that's just because they don't have the story,” Smith said. “It was based in survival, how we held each other down, you know what I’m saying?”
She said she met Pac toward the end of her drug dealing days, when he was just getting into the lifestyle.
“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.”
In addition to talking about her relationship with Pac, she said that she'd be totally down with her hubby Will Smith making an album like JAY-Z's super honest 4:44, because she has nothing to hide.
"Hell yeah I would stand by him,” Smith said about the potential of Will making such a project. “There’s no secrets, you know what I’m saying? That's the thing, there are no secrets—that's basically what Jay is saying. We all going through the same s---. It’s all the same. It’s just about how do you handle your situation and that's where we grow and that's what relationships are for.”
You can watch the interview below.