Will Smith stopped by Power 105’s The Breakfast Club with co-star Martin Lawrence to promote the highly-anticipated Bad Boys for Life film. When asked if he recalls ever being “jealous” of Pinkett Smith’s friendship with the rapper, he responds, “f—k yeah.”
“That was in the early days,” Smith said. “That was a big regret for me, too, because I could never open up to interact with Pac.”
Smith also discussed the nature of their relationship. “We had a little bit of a thing because they grew up together and they loved each other but they never had a sexual relationship,” Smith added. “But then come into that age where now that was a possibility, and Jada was with me, so Pac had a little thing on that. But she just loved him, he was the image of perfection but she was with the Fresh Prince.”Pinkett Smith and Shakur met in the mid-1980s at the Baltimore School for the Arts in Maryland. They both rose to fame in the early ’90s as she landed a role in A Different World, and his music with the rap group Digital Underground took off. Though their relationship was completely platonic, Smith said he was never fully comfortable with it.
Watch the full Breakfast Club interview below: