Jada Pinkett Smith Said She Was a Drug Dealer When She Met Tupac Shakur
Jada Pinkett Smith once shared the unique way her friendship with rapper Tupac Shakur began.
Pinkett Smith and Shakur were friends long before either of them achieved fame through music and acting. They attended the Baltimore School of the Arts in the 1980s, where they honed their crafts. While Pinkett Smith and Shakur both had aspirations of being in the music industry, their humble beginnings could’ve derailed the success they eventually received.
For Pinkett Smith, specifically, the lifestyle before she met Shakur inspired her to change his ways before his untimely death in September 1996.
Jada Pinkett Smith thought it was ‘kinda hard’ speaking about the real way she met Tupac Shakur
Pinkett Smith and Shakur rose to stardom several years after they met. The actress landed several recurring roles on shows like A Different World and movies like Menace II Society. Shakur released his first studio album, 2Pacalypse Now, in 1991, which catapulted his career.
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Early in their careers, Pinkett Smith and Shakur discussed their friendship in multiple interviews. Pinkett Smith, however, never shared the true nature of how she met Shakur until a 2017 interview with Sway in the Morning. The actress revealed she was selling drugs while in high school when she and Shakur met.
“It’s kinda hard because I haven’t really told the whole story,” Pinkett Smith said of meeting Shakur. “One of the things that’s very interesting that I’ve ...
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