“When I think of what a black woman should be, it’s you that I first think of”
Tupac’s close friend Jada Pinkett Smith broke down in a recent interview that she gave for her show ‘Red Table Talk’ on Facebook. Jada, who is now married to actor and rapper Will Smith, reveals that she is still mourning the loss of her longtime best friend Tupac Shakur. The two first met each other at the Baltimore School for the Arts in Maryland in the late 1980’s and soon struck up an intense friendship that lasted up until the death of Tupac in September 1996.
In the open chat on her show, Jada explains how she is still hurt and angry at Tupac ‘leaving’ her. “A lot of people try to figure out my relationship with Pac. That was, you know, a huge loss in my life,” Pinkett Smith tells her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones and 17-year-old daughter Willow Smith.
“Because he was one of those people that I expected to be here. My upset is more anger. Because I feel that he left me. And I know that’s not true. I really did believe he was going to be here for the long run,” Pinkett Smith says.
“In the minds of the generation that came next, he is a god, an icon” Willow Smith
“Jada is my heart. She will be my best friend for my whole life” Tupac Shakur, Tupac: Resurrection