Jada Pinkett Smith: Will Smith’s Wife Weeps As She Recalls Regrettable Fallout With Tupac Before His Death

BY JO Mensah October 17, 2023 1:00 PM EDT
Jada Pinkett Smith weeps over Tupac Shakur
Jada Pinkett Smith wept over Tupac Shakur Photo source: YouTube/DiaryOfACEO, Twitter/JadaPinkettSmith

Will Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, is continuing her revelations about her love life. She spoke about her relationship with late American rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur this time.

In a profoundly emotional interview on Steven Bartlett’s “The Diary Of A CEO” podcast, Jada, who recently disclosed that she and Will had separated, revealed her regrets about her final encounter with Tupac.

The Hollywood actress, who was once very close to Tupac, could not hold back her tears as she shared the painful memories.

Jada PInkett Smith weeps over Tupac Shakur
Jada PInkett Smith wept over Tupac Shakur Photo source: YouTube/DiaryOfACEO

Jada Pinkett Smith and Tupac Shakur’s close friendship

Jada Pinkett Smith and Tupac Shakur shared a deep and enduring friendship. However, their bond had been strained in the days leading up to Tupac’s tragic death in 1996.

She recounted a significant fight shortly after Tupac’s release from jail, where he had been incarcerated on sexual assault allegations. According to Jada, the altercation proved to be a turning point in their relationship.

Jada Pinkett Smith and Tupac Shakur hug each other
Jada Pinkett Smith and Tupac Shakur shared a special bond Photo source: Twitter/Jada Pinkett Smith

The actress vividly described how tensions flared between them as Tupac grappled with the aftermath of his jail time. Jada Pinkett Smith mentioned that the rapper’s life had taken a rough turn, marked by legal troubles and a plaguing of his career.

The actress disclosed that the musician’s lifestyle became a source of conflict.

“It was one of the biggest fights we ever had and it was about how he had been living you know. 
“I really at that time had to let him know my position that I just felt like where he was sitting with everything was just – it wasn’t going to end up well.  We had a magnanimous – I mean it was just beyond the two of us – just at each other,” DailyMail quoted her as saying.

Jada regrets last moments with Tupac

Jada Pinkett Smith, her voice shaking with emotion, shared her deep regrets about the way things had unfolded. She said she wished that their final encounter had been more amicable and that they had parted on better terms.

Jada PInkett Smith weeps over Tupac Shakur
Jada Pinkett Smith wept over Tupac Shakur Photo source: YouTube/DiaryOfACEO

The regret was obvious in her words as she lamented the anger and hurt that marked their last interaction. She mentioned that the fight was the biggest one they have ever had since they became friends, highlighting the gravity of their unfortunate fallout.

Watch the video of Jada Pinkett Smith’s full interview:

Tupac Shakur, a rap icon known for his powerful and socially conscious lyrics, tragically lost his life in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996.

His untimely death brought sadness to the world, especially the entertainment space. He left an indelible void. To this day, the rapper is still remembered for his impact on culture and music.

Michael Jackson’s jacket goes up for sale

Meanwhile, Michael Jackson’s estate is set to benefit as one of his most famous memorabilia goes up for sale. The Thriller hitmaker’s jacket he wore for Pepsi’s iconic 1984 commercial is being auctioned.

Fans of the late megastar will have the privilege of bidding for the jacket he wore in the commercial to reimagine his hit song, Billie Jean.

The jacket is reported to form part of items being auctioned by Propstore from November 10. Apart from the jacket itself, a photo of Jackson wearing the clothing will also be auctioned.