Jada Pinkett Smith Would’ve Sold You Crack 20 Years Ago

Jada Pinkett Smith is many things. An actor. A performer. An activist. A wife. A mother. A drug dealer? Well, not anymore, but she recently opened up about her formally off-the-record past.

“When I first met Pac, when we first met, I was a drug dealer…That’s how we started. Then as I was coming out, something very bad happened to me, as I was coming out of the life, he was going more into the life.”

It turns out not only was Jada dealing, she had the realest street cred you can get: a friendship with a young Tupac Shakur. Jada met Tupac in high school at Baltimore School of the Arts. That’s right, the wife of the Fresh Prince used to sit with Tupac in algebra. And she’s none too pleased with how people have dramatized their friendship, calling the re-imagined version “very hurtful.”

“It wasn’t just about, oh, you have this cute girl, and this cool guy,” Pinkett Smith said. “It was about survival, and it had always been about survival between us.”

She went on to add, “It’s not for me to try to protect his legacy, and … whatever Pac’s fate has been around his life, around his story, around his legacy, God’s got it, and I just got to really lay down my feelings and trust that God’s got it.”

So there you have it. The guardian of Tupac’s legacy got hitched (see what I did there?) to Big Willie. I wonder what ‘Pac would say about them now.

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