Jada Pinkett Smith reveals her dark history on live radio before she met Tupac

Publish Date
Thursday, 20 July 2017, 2:12PM
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Jada Pinket Smith has revealed she was once a drug dealer. 

The 45-year-old made the revelation during an appearance on the radio show Sway In The Morning on Wednesday. 

She was recalling the early days of her friendship with the late rapper Tupac.

'I haven't really told the whole story,' she admitted. 

'One of the things that is very interesting that I've never really said before is that when I first meet Pac... when we first met... I was a drug dealer.'

She continued: 'I won't get into the details, because I'm going to write a book about it, but that's how we started.

*FAST FORWARD TO 16 min and 30 sec for her confession*

She said 'something very bad' happened to her, prompting her to turn her life around. 

She explained: 'I was coming out of the life, he was going more into the life.'

Jada's friendship with Tupac has been a hot topic following the release of the biopic, All Eyez On Me. He was shot on September 7, 1996, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He died from his injuries some six days later, aged 25. His killer was never caught. 

She has been critical of the film's portrayal of their bond, saying: 'The reimagining of my relationship to Pac has been deeply hurtful.'

Jada, who has two children with Will Smith, is currently promoting her new film, Girls Trip.  

She stars opposite Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Mike Colter, and Queen Latifah in the comedy.

The movie centers around a group of female pals who embark on a wild holiday to New Orleans' Essence Festival. 

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