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Martin Lawrence and Will Smith stopped by The Breakfast Club to talk about Bad Boys for Life ahead of its upcoming release. The two discussed pay discrepancy with Charlamagne, with Smith almost instantly shooting down the rumors that he got paid up to $11 million more than his co-star. Smith also took a moment to admit he was jealous of his wife Jada Pinkett Smith's relationship with the late 2Pac.
Asked directly if he ever felt "jealous" of the "love" Jada had for 2Pac at the 31:50-mark of the interview, Smith simply responded, "Oh, fuck yeah." He continued, "Oh my god, that dude. And you know that was in the early days, too. That was a big regret for me 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."
Smith implied this made things awkward between him and Pac, even though Jada thought they would have so much in common. "That was a huge regret of mine, I couldn't handle it," he remarked. "I was the soft rapper from Philly, and he was Pac. Know what I mean?" He admitted he "wasn't man enough" to handle their relationship, and that he was "deeply insecure." He was, however, glad Pac never wrote a diss song about him.
In other Will and Jada news, the couple are linking with Apollo World Touring to put on a “multi-genre event series set for a slew of cities across the globe,” per Billboard. Featuring TBA marquee artists, local talent, and big-tent DJs, the straightforwardly titled World Tour series kicks off in Melbourne on March 14 with Robbie Williams headlining and will head to places like Berlin, Milan, Seoul, Taipei, Osaka, Miami, and Montreal.
Tera Hanks, president of the Smiths’ Westbrook Inc., says the mission is to bring “mind-blowing experiences and unparalleled access to fans and creators worldwide. We’re gathering some of the biggest names in music to celebrate cities around the world and the amazing creativity found there.” Billboard adds that the goal is to make World Tour events “accessible to fans at home through exciting content formats spread across a number of different platforms.”