One of Hip-Hop’s most interesting couples (that was never really a couple) was the late Tupac Shakur and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Stories and speculations have swirled around the two since their early high school days in Baltimore. Now a recent video has emerged from 2015 that set the record straight about a physical relationship between the two.
Howard Stern conducted the interview and jumped in with a question so many women want to know … “How were you not attracted to Tupac?”
Jada shared her deep platonic feelings and explained how the “Higher Power” didn’t want that to happen.
“I met Tupac at the Baltimore School of the Arts. We went to High School together,” Pinkett Smith said. Back then, though he was incredibly “charismatic,” he was also very poor. He had, according to Pinkett Smith, only two pairs of pants and two sweaters.
Stern then asked if Pac was the “gangsta we all thought he was,” and she confirmed it.
Jada explained, “He was a revolutionary without a revolution. That kind of energy just transferred into a whole other thing.”
“Don’t you believe at that time he was in love with you?” Stern asked of her departed friend. “I mean he would write poetry about you.”
“It is so funny. Now being older, I have more of an understanding of what that was between us,” she started. She explained, “When you have two young people who have very strong feelings but there is no physical chemistry … between us at all. And it wasn’t even just for me. It was him too.”
“There was a time when I was like, just kiss me. Let’s just see how this goes…and when I tell you it had to be the most disgusting thing … kiss for us both,” “The Girls Trip” star revealed.
“The only way I can put it is the ‘Higher Power’ just did not want that,” she stated. “I feel as though if Pac and I had any kind of sexual chemistry we might have killed each other because we were both so passionate and we loved deeply.”
That love never ended, even though the two were on the outs at the time of his death.
Howard Stern asked her if she felt guilty about not being there for him in the end, and she said “no” because he knew she loved him.
Jada Pinkett Smith did say she felt profound “sadness” because jail had changed him, and he was growing into a different man toward the end of his too-short life.
Too bad, the world did not see it. Still, she said though his death was “very tragic, he left a very strong and powerful mark. And people are still inspired by him.”