While promoting her new film “Girls Trip,” Jada Pinkett Smith cleared the air about her friendship with legendary rapper Tupac Shakur, who died in 1996.
On “Sway in the Morning,” Jada admitted that she hasn't "really told the whole story.” She elaborated about how they met, saying, "One of the things that’s very interesting that I’ve never really said before is that when I first met Pac, I was a drug dealer.”
"That’s how we started,” she added. “Then, as I was coming out, something very bad happened to me. As I was coming out of the life, he was coming more into the life.” Watch!
Though many have speculated that they dated, Jada says they did not connect on a romantic level. She explained, "It was based in survival, how we held each other down and when you have somebody that has your back when you feel like you’re nothing, that’s everything. There’s a lot of components to our story that we’ve never shared for a very specific reason. I just decided that this one little piece was important to share finally because it gives more insight to who we were. It was about survival and it’s always been about survival between us.”
While Jada is finally giving some insight into her friendship with the rapper, Madonna has been able to at least temporarily block the auction of her breakup letter from Tupac. In the letter, Tupac tells Madonna that he never meant to hurt her, but explains why he can't continue their romance.