Jaden Smith Opens Up About Jada Pinkett's Relationship with Tupac Shakur

Unveiling hidden layers of Jada Pinkett-Smith and Tupac's unique bond

by Zain ul Abedin
Jaden Smith Opens Up About Jada Pinkett's Relationship with Tupac Shakur
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In a recent revelation, Jaden Smith, the prodigious son of Hollywood heavyweights Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, delved deep into the storied relationship between his mother and iconic rapper Tupac Shakur. The intriguing tidbit emerged from an older interview with popular radio host, Big Boy, conducted back in 2018.

Tupac Shakur, a beacon in the hip-hop world, tragically lost his life in a drive-by shooting in 1996, at just 25 years of age. A rapper whose profound impact on the music landscape is undeniable, Shakur's legacy continues to reverberate today. Jaden, upon sighting a photo of the revered rapper during his interview, dropped a bombshell: "Looking at this image of Tupac on the shirt, it reminds me that he once asked my mom to marry him. Her response? 'Pac, we're just best friends.'"

The candid revelation prompted Big Boy to humorously retort, “They always say you should marry your best friend, but I’m kind of relieved they didn’t.” Jaden, chuckling, expressed his agreement.

Hollywood Royalty: Jaden's Realization

Moreover, during this discussion, Jaden also touched upon the unique experience of being born into Hollywood royalty. He was quizzed about the inherent pressures and expectations accompanying his celebrated lineage. Candidly, he admitted that comprehending the public's perception of his illustrious parents only became apparent to him once he "stepped out into the world."

For those unacquainted, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tupac Shakur shared a deep bond, their friendship having been kindled in their formative years. Both luminaries crossed paths in Baltimore, Maryland, and further strengthened their ties while attending the same performing arts institute.

This insight into the Pinkett-Smith and Shakur dynamic surfaces in the wake of an emotional note from Jada, aged 52. Following a significant arrest by the Las Vegas police in connection with Shakur’s unsolved murder, the actress expressed her sentiments, “Finally, there’s hope we might uncover the truth and find closure.” Her heartfelt message culminated with a poignant "R.I.P. Pac".