Jada Pinkett Smith and Tupac do a ‘terrible job’ of lip-syncing to Will Smith song in old video
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Jada Pinkett Smith has shared a clip of her and Tupac doing a ‘terrible job’ of lip-syncing to a Will Smith song.
The pair were long-time friends since high school up until the ‘How Do U Want It’ rapper’s murder in September 1996 aged 25.
Pinkett Smith published a short excerpt from her upcoming memoir Worthy on Instagram, in which the Red Table Talk host wrote about the moment when she, Shakur, and Smith crossed paths.
The Nutty Professor actor accompanied the post with a video of herself and Shakur dancing to the 1988 Grammy-winning song ‘Parents Just Don’t Understand’ performed by Smith while he was one-half of the hip hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince.
“Not in a million years would I have dreamed that the Fresh Prince and I would become, um, very acquainted,” Pinkett Smith said. “Not in a million years did I imagine three lives, their fates, would be so intertwined.”
The adorable lip-sync video became a ‘tangible memory, of the last time Pac and I, were simply kids together’.
The mother of two added: “Pac and I lip syncing 'Parents Just Don’t Understand' by Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince during our Junior year in high school. Who would have thought?”
The talk show host later added: “Here is part of the original video of Pac and I doing a terrible job at lip syncing 'Parents Just Don’t Understand'.”
Before they became massive stars, Pinkett Smith and Shakur attended the Baltimore School for the Arts in Maryland as teenagers. Their close friendship was depicted in the 2017 biopic All Eyez on Me, with Demetrius Shipp Jr. as the ‘California Love’ rapper and Kat Graham as Pinkett Smith.
The Girls Trip star has spoken about Shakur a lot over the years, including a 2015 interview with Howard Stern in which she said she ‘never in my life met a person like Pac’, before gushing about how he had ‘so much charisma’.
“You know, it’s so funny because now being older, I have more of an understanding of what that was between us,” Pinkett Smith told Stern, while adding that their friendship never became romantic.
“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.”