"Cause we had a little bit of a thing, because you know they grew up together and they loved each other, but they never had a sexual relationship", explains Will Smith. He went on to say Jada urged him to befriend Tupac but Smith said it's always been a regret that he just couldn't handle it, saying he was "deeply, deeply insecure and I wasn't man enough to handle that relationship [between Jada and Tupac]". We've tested our commitment to our family. "That was a big regret for me too because I could never open up to interact with Pac", Will told Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Envy, and Angela Yee.
It's fairly well-known that Pinkett Smith grew up in Baltimore with Tupac where they attended school together and looked out for each other.
'When you have two young people that have very strong feelings, but there was no physical chemistry between us at all, and it wasn't even just for me! "He wasn't going to speak to me if I wasn't going to speak to him".
"And he wasn't gon' speak to me if I wasn't going to speak to him".
The actor's highly anticipated "Bad Boys" sequel hits big screens on January 16.
Jada has been candid about her friendship with Pac in the past. In a 2015 interview with Howard Stern, Jada recalled falling out with the rapper before he was killed at age 25 in a drive-by shooting. In an episode of "Red Table Talk" previous year, Jada recalled Shakur being somewhat possessive of her despite the platonic nature of their "complex relationship".
Tupac Shakur, M.C. Hammer and Snoop Dogg at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. This is the worst real-life scenario of "the guy she told you not to worry about". Although Jada was with Will Smith, time had passed on, but Jada still had this love for Tupac. But Will said he could never open up and just talk to Tupac. "So anytime he felt that anchor was threatened - oh, my God".
"That's how it started", she added. But he couldn't bring himself to do it.
Will said Jada tried to get the pair to get along, but the actor admitted, "That was a huge regret of mine".
Smith went on to admit that he never managed to speak to 'Pac while the West Coast rapper was still living. "And he was Pac". "I couldn't handle it". Following his revelation last week that he met The Notorious B.I.G. on the same night of his murder, the Gemini Man star is now giving an interesting take on his relationship with 2Pac, or better yet lack thereof.