Will Smith has opened about suicide, abuse and Tupac Shakur in his new book, “Will.”
Will Smith opens up about 'Raging Jealousy' Of Tupac Amaru Shakur: “I Hated That I Wasn't What He Was”
Will Smith has revealed more details about his true feelings about his wife’s connection with Tupac Shakur in his new memoir “Will,” which was released on Tuesday (November 9). His wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, was close with the Iconic rapper and Outlawz founder after meeting at the Baltimore School for the Arts in the 1980s, causing Will Smith to feel threatened by their past.
Smith has admitted that he struggled with Jada Pinkett Smith's relationship with Tupac Shakur and that he was "tortured by their connection."
The 53-year-old actor has opened up about his feelings about Jada and Tupac and that he had "raging jealousy" over them.
Writing in his memoir, Will shared: “‘Pac was like Harry — he triggered the perception of myself as a coward,” Smith wrote. “I hated that I wasn’t what he was in the world, and I suffered a raging jealousy: I wanted Jada to look at me like that.”
The “Bad Boys” actor added that once he and Jada became more serious, she spent last time with Tupac, becoming a “twisted kind of victory” for him.
“If she chose me over Tupac, there was no way I could be a coward,” he wrote. “I have rarely felt more validated. I was in a room with Tupac on multiple occasions, but I never spoke to him. The way Jada loved ‘Pac rendered me incapable of being friends with him. I was too immature.”
“The way Jada loved 'Pac rendered me incapable of being friends with him. I was too immature."
Tupac tragically died in 1996 at the age of 25 and Will married Jada the following year, with the couple sharing son Jaden, 23, and daughter Willow, 21.