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Jada Pinkett Smith breaks down in tears saying she regrets her final words to Tupac

Niamh Shackleton

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Jada Pinkett Smith breaks down in tears saying she regrets her final words to Tupac

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/The Diary Of A CEO

Jada Pinkett Smith was moved to tears as she recalled her final words to Tupac Shakur.

The rapper died at the age of 25 in 1996 after being shot in a drive-by shooting, and it took almost three decades for the cold case to be solved, with Duane 'Keffe D' Davis being arrested in connection to Shakur's death last month.

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Before his untimely passing, Shakur had a close relationship with Pinkett Smith - who both attended Maryland's Baltimore School for the Arts in the 80s.

While Pinkett Smith has long insisted that their relationship was never physical, she recently shared that the 'Eyez On Me' rapper once proposed to her.

Speaking on Steve Barlett's Diary Of A CEO podcast to promote her upcoming memoir Worthy, Pinkett Smith read out part of the letter Shakur penned to her from prison.

Jada Pinkett Smith was close friends with Tupac Shakur. Credit: Gene Shaw/Getty Images
Jada Pinkett Smith was close friends with Tupac Shakur. Credit: Gene Shaw/Getty Images
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"After deep reflection and spiritual awakening I have come to realise the friend, love and soulmate was there all the time," the letter read.

"I have not seen or felt from anywhere anyone the intensity and loyalty that you have shown me. That is why I want to commit myself to you. I want to marry you."

The Ali actress - who recently revealed how she and husband Will Smith have secretly been separated for the last seven years - went on to decline his offer, but they still remained good friends.

While they remained close, Pinkett Smith and Shakur had an argument in the months running up to the shooting.

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The pair had a disagreement about the way the rapper was acting following his release from prison.

The actress was moved to tears when reminiscing about her relationship with Tupac. Credits: YouTube/The Diary Of A CEO
The actress was moved to tears when reminiscing about her relationship with Tupac. Credits: YouTube/The Diary Of A CEO

Recalling their fallout after being handed an old photograph of her, Shakur and their late friend Maxine - who took her own life around the time the rapper died - Pinkett Smith explained: "It was one of the biggest fights we ever had and it was about how he had been living you know.

"I really at that time had to let him know my position that I just felt like where he was sitting with everything was just - it wasn't going to end up well.

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"We had a magnanimous - I mean it was just beyond the two of us - just at each other."

The actress said that she was usually the one to call him to make amends after they'd fallen out, but decided to wait for him to reach out to her.

"I really dug my heels heels in the ground. I let my pride, I let my ego come in," she recalled.

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"I really took for granted that he would be living forever, he had already survived so much. I looked at Pac as being invincible at this point...

"That was the last time I spoke to him and you know what's crazy, it meant absolutely nothing."

Topics: Celebrity, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tupac Shakur

Niamh Shackleton
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