Tupac Shakur remembered by Janet Jackson and Jada Pinkett Smith on what would have been his 50th birthday



Tupac Shakur and Janet Jackson co-starred in the 1993 movie

Tupac Shakur and Janet Jackson co-starred within the 1993 film “Poetic Justice.” (Picture: Columbia Photos/courtesy Everett Assortment)

Tupac Shakur was infamously killed in a Las Vegas drive-by taking pictures on Sept. 13, 1996, simply three months after his 25th birthday. That did not cease folks, together with two of his well-known associates, from remembering him Wednesday, the day he would have turned 50.

Janet Jackson, who co-starred with Shakur within the 1993 film Poetic Justice, posted a promotional picture from the romantic drama, by which Shakur performed her love curiosity. She captioned it with a single coronary heart.

Shakur, who was trending on Twitter by Wednesday afternoon, was additionally on the thoughts of Jada Pinkett Smith, who has been open about her shut friendship with the rapper. The 2 met on her first day attending highschool at Baltimore Faculty of the Arts and have become shut associates. So shut, actually, that her husband, Will Smith, mentioned he was jealous of Shakur within the early days of his relationship with the Ladies Journey actress. 

“They grew up collectively and so they cherished one another,” Smith mentioned in a January 2020 interview on New York radio station Energy 105.1’s The Breakfast Membership. “She simply cherished him, like, he was the picture of perfection.”

Pinkett Smith herself has mentioned the 2 had been inseparable for some time, however they’d a struggle and had been estranged till he died. 


Nonetheless, she has defined on her present, Purple Desk Discuss, that Shakur’s demise affected her deeply.

“That was an enormous loss in my life as a result of he was a type of people who I anticipated to be right here,” she mentioned in a 2018 episode. “My upset is extra anger … as a result of I really feel that he left me. And I do know that is not true, and it is a very egocentric method to consider it, however I actually did imagine that he was going to be right here for the long term.”

Pinkett Smith’s publish for Shakur’s birthday was a video that featured one in every of his unknown poems.

“Over time, ‘Pac wrote me many letters and plenty of poems, and I do not assume this one has ever been printed, truthfully” she mentioned. “He had a track known as ‘Misplaced Souls’ on the Gang Associated soundtrack, however I imagine this was the unique idea, as a result of he wrote this, I imagine, when he was at Rikers [Island].”

She mentioned that she did not assume Shakur would thoughts if she shared his phrases.

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