Jada Pinkett Smith talks Tupac friendship, drug dealing past

Posted at 8:33 AM, Jul 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-20 08:33:31-04

Jada Pinkett Smith says she was a drug dealer when she first met late rapper Tupac Shakur in high school.

Smith opened up about her past and her relationship with Shakur on SiriusXM radio Wednesday.

She and Shakur were high school classmates in Baltimore. She says she changed her life after "something very bad" happened, but didn't give details. She says God saved her, but for Shakur "that just never happened."

Smith says their relationship "was about survival" and wasn't romantic.

Shakur was fatally shot in Las Vegas in 1996. The killing remains unsolved.

Smith says she plans to share more about her friendship with Shakur in an upcoming book.