Was former rapper and ladies’ man Tupac Shakur a bad kisser? According to Jada Pinkett Smith, a high school classmate and “friend,” the “I Get Around,” rapper was possible her worst kiss ever. While on SiriusXM’s Howard Stern show last week, the 43-year-old “Gotham” star revealed details of her discordant relationship with the late rapper.
“You know, it’s so funny. Now being older, I have more of an understanding of what that was between us,” Pinkett Smith said while visiting Stern’s New York studio. “When you have two young people that have very strong feelings, but there was no physical chemistry between us at all, and it wasn’t even just for me! It was him too.”
“There was a time when I was like, ‘Just kiss me! Let’s just see how this goes.’ And when I tell you it had to be the most disgusting kiss for us both. The only way I can put it is, the higher power just did not want that,” she said.
The wife of actor Will Smith went on to comment on why she felt their relationship remained platonic.
“If Pac and I had any kind of sexual chemistry, we might have killed each other because we were both so passionate. And, you know, we loved deeply. It was hard enough with us just being friends. It was a volatile relationship.”
A sentiment that was clearly felt by both parties. As you may recall, Shakur penned a poem about Pinkett Smith in his celebrated collection The Rose That Grew From Concrete. In 1996, the “Dear Mama” recording artist was fatally shot in Las Vegas.
Pinkett Smith married Will Smith in 1997, with whom she has two children: Jaden, 16, and Willow, 14.