Rapper Claims Jada Pinkett-Smith Asked Tupac Not To Beat Will Smith Up
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The claims came as Pinkett-Smith shared a poem written by 2Pac on what would have been his 50th birthday. The rapper wrote the poem back in the early 1990s before he was gunned down and killed in 1996.
Speaking to The Art of Dialogue, Outlawz Immortalz rapper Napoleon offered praise to Pinkett-Smith for her heartfelt tribute to Tupac, but also described how the late rapper took to her relationship with the Fresh Prince.
Napoleon said: "I remember when I first came around Pac, Jada Pinkett was in a movie; it may have been the first movie she ever starred in with one of the Wayans Brothers - I can't remember the name of it.
"We went down to Atlanta and I'm a kid and I'm like, 'This movie is boring as hell', but Pac was just staring at the screen, just paying attention and really heavily involved in the movie... really focused!"
"But the second time I probably heard him talk about her was when he went to L.A. and he was very upset.
"Pac came in the room, he was like, 'Jada gonna contact me like and tell me: DON'T DO NOTHING to Will Smith!'"
He continued: "So Pac was upset. I don't know why she would think I would try and make some problems with Will Smith. So I guess it kinda hurt him. He had a lot of love for Jada Pinkett; a lot of respect for her. A LOT of respect for her!"
Napoleon went on to say he thought Pac was mature enough not to get involved in the situation, but was put out by the fact that Pinkett-Smith had implied he might get violent.
He said: "He was offended when she asked him not to do anything to Will Smith from a standpoint not to be violent towards him.
"I think that just hurt him more than anything.
"Because he was like, 'What do you think this is? I'm not walking around being this impulsive, violent individual. So I think that probably hurt his feelings at the particular time."
Pinkett-Smith recently shared an unheard poem that she believes was written by Tupac for her while he was in Rikers Island prison.
She explained: "He had a song called 'Lost Souls' on the Gang Related soundtrack but I believe this was the original concept because he wrote this, I believe, when he was at Rikers [Island]," she explained, dating the poem to around 1995.
"And I was like, I don't think he would have minded that I share this with you guys."