In an interview with Howard Stern on Wednesday, Mrs. Smith reflected on her intense friendship and platonic chemistry with none other than Tupac Shakur back in the early ’90.
Pinkett Smith and Shakur first met in high school at the Baltimore School for the Arts and instantly became really good friends.
“You know, it’s so funny. Now being older, I have more of an understanding of what that was between us. 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! It was him too. There was a time when I was like, ‘Just kiss me! Let’s just see how this goes.’ I tell you, it had to be the most disgusting kiss for us both,” Pinkett Smith tried to explain to Stern.
Young Jada and Tupac shot to worldwide fame together, but managed to stay there for each other until one pivotal moment.
“He went to jail,” the 43-year-old actress said. “There were a lot of things that transpired once he went to jail. It was really when he came out. Jail was a very difficult experience for him, and of course, we were on two sides of the spectrum. Pac and I have always had very intense conversations… and we had a very hardcore disagreement.”
“It definitely taught me a lesson, which is life is too short. Do not let disagreements stand in between you and people that you love.”