Jada Pinkett Smith recalls "complex" and "possessive" relationship with Tupac

20 November 2019, 12:10 | Updated: 21 November 2019, 13:56

Jada Pinkett Smith details her relationship with Tupac as "complex" and "possessive"
Jada Pinkett Smith details her relationship with Tupac as "complex" and "possessive". Picture: Getty

Hollywood actress Jada Pinkett Smith has detailed her relationship with late rapper Tupac Shakur during a Red Table Talk interview.

Jada Pinkett Smith spoke to Robyn Crawford on this weeks episode of Red Table Talk about her relationship with late legendary rapper Tupac.

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During the episode, Crawford speaks to Jada Pinkett Smith about her close relationship with the late legendary singer Whitney Houston, which opened up a conversation for Jada to talk about her experienced with Pac, when he was alive.

While promoting her book A Song For You: My Life With Whitney Houston, Robyn reveals her relationship with Whitney was intimate in all aspects.

Crawford recounts a story where Whitney was jealous of an encounter between Robyn and a back-up dancer. She claimed Houston was apparently so irate she ripped up a message Crawford had written inside a Bible she gave to her.

Jada interjected and related that experience to one she had with Tupac. Pinkett Smith said, "That I understood, because of the complex relationship I’ve had with Pac in those moments of his, ‘Who’s that?!,’ knowing damn well there ain’t nothing like that between us.”

Smith continued “him feeling like, ‘you’re the only stability I got, I can’t afford for you to put that attention elsewhere.’ For him, it was, we were an anchor for each other. Anytime he felt like that anchor was threatened, oh my God."

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Tupac and Jada were close friends who grew uo together and attended the same school. Pac described Jada as his "heart" and wrote letters to the now-Hollywood actress.

In the Red Table Talk, Crawford also spoke of the time Whitney came back from her honeymoon with a mark on her face.

Robyn claimed she asked Houston about it she said that Bobby Brown had thrown a glass against the wall and the shattered glass cut her in the face. Crawford said that she wasn't convinced of Whitney's story but "never pressed her" on it.

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