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Will Smith: "I wasn't man enough to deal with this relationship"


His wife and rapper Tupac Shakur had a close friendship – it was obviously not easy for Will Smith, as he now told in an interview with US radio host Charlamagne Tha God. According to the actor, the actor was previously jealous of the musician.

The reason: The feelings of his wife Jada Pinkett Smith for Tupac, who was shot more than 20 years ago. The two had known and loved each other since childhood, but never had a sexual relationship, Smith said. Still, it was difficult for him to start talking to Tupac when they were in a room. "I couldn't speak to him, and he didn't speak to me if I didn't speak to him." He was very insecure at the time. "I couldn't handle it. I was the soft rapper from Philly and he was Pac," said Smith. Today he regrets that. "I wasn't man enough to deal with this relationship."

The longstanding friendship between his wife and the legendary gangster rapper was also discussed in a film about Tupac. In the Tupac biopic "All Eyez on Me", which was released in cinemas in summer 2017, Pinkett Smith appeared as a supporting character. However, Smith's wife was extremely dissatisfied with the portrayal of their friendship, which stems from their school days in Baltimore. "The reinterpretation of our relationship hurts deeply," she wrote on Twitter after the film's release. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been married since 1997. The couple have two children, Jaden, 21, and Willow, 19. Will has another son from her first marriage, 27-year-old Trey.
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