Will Smith is once again speaking out about the “deep connection” that his wife Jada Pinkett Smith had with the late Tupac Shakur.
In his new book, Will, the actor/rapper opens up about the time he felt insecure about Jada and Pac’s close relationship.
“Though they were never intimate, their love for each other is legendary- they defined ‘ride or die,’” Smith wrote in the book. “In the beginning of our relationship, my mind was tortured by their connection. He was PAC! And I was me. He triggered the perception of myself as a coward. 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.”
Smith went to say that he felt a “twisted kind of victory” when she eventually chose him over ‘Pac.
“If she chose me over Tupac, there was no way I could be a coward. 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.”