JADA Pinkett has revealed that she and late rapper Tupac Shakur were true soulmates who enjoyed many “past lives” together.
The actress made the bombshell revelation just days after revealing she and husband Will Smith have actually been secretly separated since 2016.
Jada and Tupac had been close friends since high schoolCredit: Getty
Will Smith has spoken about how jealous he was of Jada’s relationship with PacCredit: AFP
Tupac’s friend Mob James said he never saw Jada around Tupac during his Death Row daysCredit: JDMC
“Yeah absolutely, we have soulmates, our children can be soulmates,” she told Rolling Out when asked about her “soulmate” relationship with the hip-hop icon.
“I think that we have this romanticized idea of a soulmate when there are all kinds of definitions of a soulmate.
“If there is such a thing as past lives, I definitely think Pac and I have traveled a few together in various forms.”
However, her comments may upset longtime husband Will Smith, who has previously admitted how he was “tortured” by his wife’s close relationship with Tupac.
Jada and Tupac were high school friends who both attended Baltimore School for the Arts in the 1980s.
She has previously described him as a “brother” and a “best friend” saying, “The type of relationship we had, you only get that once in a lifetime.”
While at school, the pair recorded themselves lip-syncing to Will Smith’s song Parents Just Don’t Understand – before Jada had even met the actor.
After they left high school, their respective careers both began to take off and Jada and Pac leaned on each other for support.
Jada appeared in videos for two of Tupac’s songs Temptation and Keep Ya Head Up. The rapper also got her a role in the movie Menace II Society.
However Jada admitted that the pair had ups and downs in their relationship – and weren’t talking when he died in 1996 – after having an argument after he had got out of jail for sexual assault.
Jada told Howard Stern back in 2015 that they had a “very hardcore falling out” buecause she didn’t agree with his gangster lifestyle.
“I just wasn’t in agreement with the direction that he was taking,” she said. “And I just told him that it was a very destructive direction.”
Tupac’s pal James McDonald, known as Mob James, who worked security for Death Row records, told The U.S. Sun that he never saw Jada hanging around during Pac’s time with the West Coast record label.
He said: “Tupac never mentioned Jada to us. She was never at Death Row. She never came to see Tupac or going out places we hung out.
“But he had all these secret rendezvouses so whatever she [Jada] was talking about [that relationship] would have been personal rendezvous, ‘let’s meet up.’ He kept that away.
“I heard some things with Mary J Blige [and Tupac] being together too, but I never saw them together in person.
PAC ‘HAD GAME’
“Tupac had a lot of women because of his name. Women messed with Tupac because he was Tupac. The dude had game…. he was natural with women.”
Before their fallout, Tupac and Jada’s close bond enraged Will when he and Jada began dating in the ’90s.
Will wrote in his self-titled memoir: “In the beginning of our relationship, my mind was tortured by their connection. He was ‘PAC! and I was me.”
The Fresh Prince star said he felt inadequate whenever Tupac was around, saying: “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.”
He wrote that he could never talk to Tupac or be his friend because he was too “immature” at the time.
The Oscar-winning actor added: “Though they were never intimate, their love for each other is legendary — they defined ‘ride or die.’”
Jada also denied she and Pac had ever hooked up – saying in her latest interview that they were repulsed by each other when it came to taking things further than friends.
She told Rolling Out: “It just was possible there was no chemistry between us. I talk about it in the book!”
“There was chemistry, but it’s that friendship, love chemistry.”
“We had those moments, I wish I could get people to understand the repelling nature…
“It was almost like God made us that way. It was like: ‘Look I’m gonna put y’all together, y’all gonna be a dynamic duo but I’m gonna tell you right now I’ll make it so y’all not gonna be able to get together.’
“Because that was not our purpose. And it wasn’t just me. It was him too!”
Tupac was tragically shot in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996 and died a few days later from his injuries, at age 25.
Jada and Will married a year later and went on to have two children Willow and Jaden.
Jaden revealed in a resurfaced 2018 clip with YouTube’s Big Boy, that Tupac had once proposed to his mom.
In the clip, he can be seen looking at pictures of his mom and the rapper, and says: “Tupac asked to marry mom, and she was like, ‘Pac, we’re best friends.'”
Tupac’s case remained under investigation until last month, when a suspect named Duane Davis – aka Keefe D – was indicted over the murder.
Keefe is set to be arraigned next week in Las Vegas.
Jada said last week that she hopes to finally get “closure” with the arrest – 27 years after Tupac’s death.
“Now I hope we can get some answers and have some closure,” she wrote on Instagram, adding “R.I.P. Pac” next to a photo of them together the same year he was killed.
Will said he couldn’t be friends with Tupac because of his jealousyCredit: Getty
Jada and Tupac were not talking at the time of his deathCredit: Getty