Jada Pinkett talks relationship with 2Pac

Jada Pinkett was on Arsenio this week and had some glowing words about her time dating Tupac Shakur:

Pac was probably one of the first male figures that I had in my life that saw the beauty and the talent and my intelligence, separated from sex. That’s something that a child, a young girl usually gets from her father. I didn’t have that. Pac was the first one… that… it wasn’t about sex. It was about, ‘You? You’re a beautiful woman. You’re talented. You’re strong. I respect you and you are MY girl! You’re gonna sit right here and I’m gonna protect you! I’mma make sure, if nothing else, you get what you need!’ And that’s what our relationship was like. We kind of did that for each other.

Fellas, this is the sign of a mature man. I really respect that mindset that 2Pac had and how Jada so effortlessly described it. You can tell that he had a deep impact on Jada.

Pinkett Smith also shared some nice things about her husband Will (you know, the actor/rapper/mega-star). Here are some snippets to read on top of the full segment above.

On meeting Will for the first time:

When I was 19, I auditioned to play one of his girlfriends on Fresh Prince and they told me I was too short. But then, many years later, once I started a film career and everything, Mr. Smith decided he wanted to come and ask me to play his girlfriend again. And I had to tell him ‘no’ again. Thank goodness because I think if I had done it, we would not be married today. Because you have to meet people when you’re ready and neither one of us were ready at that time.

On her mom knowing Will was the right one for her:

I remember meeting him one time at Bullock’s. Bullock’s is this department store here in Los Angeles. And I was with my mother! And here comes Will. He’s like, ‘Hey Jada!’ and saying hello to my mother and just as cheery and happy as he always is. And my mother said, ‘Why can’t you date a nice guy like him?’ I said, ‘Will?! That’s the Fresh Prince! What I’mma do with him?!’ And of course, look at me now. He got me on lock down, Arsenio! He got me! Finally!

LOL!

 

Blake Griffin: 2Pac Fan

A quick funny video to break up your day as this weekend revealed that Blake Griffin is definitely a 2Pac fan. Here he is in a fourth quarter timeout, singing the chorus to “California Love” as Sasha Vujacic sits next to him debating whether or not to join in. He’s a new Clippers teammate, still feeling his way out. Ha! Enjoy.