Outlawz Rapper Napoleon Says Jada Pinkett Smith Requested That 2Pac Not Beat Up Will Smith

Outlawz rapper Napoleon says Jada Pinkett Smith contacted 2Pac to ask him not to beat up Will Smith after she and the 'Fresh Prince' star began dating.

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Jada Pinkett Smith and 2Pac had a complicated bond, and it may have been problematic for Pinkett Smith’s relationship with Will Smith. Now Outlawz rapper Napoleon has spoken on the apparent love triangle in a new interview with the Art of Dialogue.

“I remember when I first came around Pac, Jada Pinkett was in a movie—might have been the first movie she ever starred in, with the Wayans brothers,” Napoleon said. He then described how he and 2Pac saw the movie (which might have been the 1994 film A Low Down Dirty Shame) in Atlanta and how “focused” Pac was on Pinkett Smith’s role in it.

“Then a couple days later, I heard him mentioning to someone that he knew the actress, which is Jada Pinkett. Later on, she became a star,” Napoleon said. “The second time I probably heard him talk about her is when he went to L.A. He was very upset. Pac came in the room and was like, ‘Jada, she gonna contact me and tell me don’t do nothing to Will Smith.’ So Pac was upset and said, ‘I don’t know why she think I would have tried to make some problems with Will Smith.’ I guess it kind of hurt him. He had a lot of love for Jada Pinkett, a lot of respect for her.”

Pinkett Smith and 2Pac’s friendship made headlines last month, when Jada celebrated the late rapper’s 50th birthday by sharing a never-before-seen poem he wrote during his time at Rikers Island, titled “Lost Soulz.” 

“Pac wrote me many letters and many poems. I don’t think this one has ever been published. I don’t think he would have minded that I shared this with you guys,” she said in the clip before reading the poem.

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