Jada Pinkett Smith stopped by SiriusXM to speak with Sway Calloway and the “Sway In The Morning” crew.  Jada has made several stops along the promo run for her much talked about chick-flick “Girls Trip.” The anti-aging actress spoke candidly about her husband Will Smith and the dynamic of their relationship, diversity in Hollywood, Tupac Shakur, and surprisingly…her past as a drug dealer.

Sway: Okay, give me clarity on y’alls relationship. I had a relationship with Pac, you know.

Jada Pinkett Smith: “It’s kinda hard because I haven’t really told the whole story.  One of the things that’s very interesting that I’ve never really said before is that when I first met Pac, when we first met, I was a drug dealer. Yes. And that was, to just give you, I won’t get into the details of it cause Ima write a book about it, just to give you like that’s how we started then as I was coming out, something very bad happened to me. As I was coming out of the life, he was going more into the life. And so I’ve been having kind of an existential crisis around Pac because I was coming out, he was going in and you know, there was a point in which we met and then we kind of were going our separate ways. And I just felt like okay God one day you’re going to do for Pac what you did for me, which is you saved me. And that just never happened for him. And so that is something that I am constantly having to confront, you know what I’m saying? And I think that that missing component that neither one of us have ever discussed because Pac and I’s relationship was about survival. That’s how it started. And I know that most people wanna always connect us in this romance thing, but that’s just because they don’t have the story. But it was based in survival, how we held each other down, you know what I’m saying? And when we have somebody that has your back when you feel like you’re nothing, that’s everything. You know what I’m saying? And so there’s a lot of components to our story that we never shared, you know, for a very specific reason, and I just decided that one little piece was important to share finally because it gives more insight to who we were that it wasn’t just about, “you have this cute girl and this cool guy they must have been in this romance.” Nah. It wasn’t that at all. It was about survival and it’s always been about survival between us, you know what I’m saying? And holding each other down in ways that only he and I could hold each other down.”

“Girls Trip” hits theaters on Friday, July 21!

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