“I never would have imagined that this video would become a tangible memory, of the last time Pac and I, were simply kids together,” wrote Jada.
Pinkett Smith posts video via Instagram of Her and 2Pac Lip Syncing to Will Smith’s “Parents Just Don’t Understand”
Jada Pinkett Smith shares clip of her and Tupac attempted to Lip-Sync to the 1988 Grammy-winning hit Will Smith song.
Her newest preview for her upcoming memoir included a memory with the late Tupac Shakur, dancing to a song by her future husband Will Smith, “Parents Just Don’t Understand.”
Pinkett Smith shared a passage from her upcoming memoir Worthy, writing, “Not in a million years would I have dreamed that the Fresh Prince and I would become, um, very acquainted. Not in a million years did I imagine three lives, their fates, would be so intertwined.”
Jada Pinkett Smith continued, “And…I never would have imagined that this video would become a tangible memory, of the last time Pac and I, were simply kids together. Pac and I lip syncing 'Parents Just Don’t Understand' by Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince during our Junior year in high school. Who would have thought?”
Pinkett Smith’s Worthy is set to hit bookstores on Oct. 17.
Pinkett Smith later shared the full video on Instagram. “Here is part of the original video of Pac and I doing a terrible job at lip syncing Parents Just Don’t Understand😄,” Jada wrote in an Instagram caption.
Jada and Pac knowingly had a close relationship from childhood to adulthood, but there were complex moments, particularly regarding Jada's husband, Will Smith.
Back in January of 2020, Will Smith revealed during an interview with The Breakfast Club that he was jealous of his Jada's love for Tupac. Will candidly stated that his discontent about Jada's feelings for ’Pac hindered him from speaking with the late West Coast rapper.
“Oh my God!” Will said. “Dude! And that was in the early days. And it was like, that was a big regret for me too, ’cause I could never open up to interact with ’Pac. You know, we had a little bit of a thing because they grew up with each other.”
Will Smith added, “They loved each other, but they never had a sexual relationship. But they had come into that age where that was a possibility and then Jada was with me. So, ’Pac had a little thing on that. But she just loved him. He was the image of perfection, but she was with the Fresh Prince. We were in the room together a couple times, I couldn’t speak to him. And he wasn’t gon’ speak to me if I wasn’t going to speak to him.”
Tupac Shakur, who was killed in September 1996, attended the Baltimore School for the Arts in Maryland as teens. They quickly became friends and their relationship was depicted in the 2017 biopic All Eyez on Me, with Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Shakur and Kat Graham as Pinkett Smith.
In a 2015 interview with Howard Stern, Pinkett Smith recalled how she “never in my life met a person like Pac,” adding that Shakur had “so much charisma.”