Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals She Was A Drug Dealer When She Met Tupac

She also addresses rumors about their tumultuous relationship.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Snapped Notorious: Tupac Shakur airs Sunday at 6/5c.

Jada Pinkett Smith was longtime friends with the legendary Tupac Shakur. Although she doesn't often speak about the details of their friendship, Smith recently revealed that she was a drug dealer when they met. “It’s kind of hard because I haven’t really told the whole story,” she said on Sway in the Morning, per People. “One of the things that’s very interesting that I’ve never really said before is that when I first met Pac, I was a drug dealer.”

Smith and Shakur met in the '80s. They were both students at the Baltimore School for the Arts. Smith says that she's going to write a book about their relationship.

Although many have speculated that they were romantically involved, she dismissed the notion. “Pac and I’s relationship was about survival,” she said. “That’s how it started. I know that most people want to always connect it in this romance thing and that’s just because they don’t have the story. It was based in survival, how we held each other down and when you have somebody that has your back when you feel like you’re nothing, that’s everything."

She explained why she's held some details close to the chest. "There’s a lot of components to our story that we’ve never shared for a very specific reason. I just decided that this one little piece was important to share finally because it gives more insight to who we were. It was about survival and it’s always been about survival between us.”

Smith blasted the portrayal of her relationship with Shakur in his recent biopic.

Watch the interview (starting at 16:36) below:

[Photo: Getty Images]

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