Times were hard for Jada Pinkett Smith before she made it big as a Hollywood A-list actress. The petite star says she made ends meet by selling drugs. That's reportedly how she met the late rapper Tupac Shakur.

Jada previously said she met the rap icon when they attended Baltimore's School of Arts in Maryland together, but now she opened up about the real story behind their relationship.

During a radio interview with DJ Sway Calloway on Wednesday, Jada, 45, revealed she met Tupac when she sold drugs. She is planning to tell all in a future memoir.

"It's kinda hard because I haven't really told the whole story. One of things that's very interesting, that I've never really said before, is that when I first met 'Pac, I was a drug dealer," she told Sway.

"I won't get into the details of it, because I'mma write a book about it," she explained. "Just to give you like, (an idea), that's how we started, then something really bad happened to me (and) as I was coming out of the life (of a drug dealer), he was going more into the life."

Jada's confession emerges a month after she accused filmmakers behind the recent Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me, of telling "deeply hurtful" lies about her relationship with the rapper.

Photo by J. Webber, Felipe Ramales / Splash News

  • Dahl

    Pretty yellow jacket. And this admission is unsurprising...

  • Keisha Hannah

    She is a attention whore.

  • Jenny Monroe

    Love jada ...thats all i got

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    @sandrarose sandrarose.com
    What are the hurtful lies?

  • chris

    She talk moot about pac than her husband. She reeks of thirst

  • Lovely1

    This

  • Coy little wink

    She didn't say times were hard...why u putting words in her mouth

  • Blaque Mahogany

    She is really thin.

    People are strange to me. They are calling her an attention whore for talking about her life. A life that just so happens to have involved Tupac. Idk what it is with (black) people and always wanting to silence people. It is so strange. And this whole idea that she is attempting to get attention off of Tupac's name. Let's be real, Tupac is an urban sensation. She would get more attention from mainstream media talking about Will Smith or her alleged open marriage.

  • mzwhang90210

    I love me some Jada.
    But I do NOT like that outfit. Looks like she's attending several different events at one time.

    Did she deal drugs in outfits like this? If so, it's a good thing she quit. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/810664acc8962f128a06607f5fe4ad2cf78e9358a48215477daff656ed84fef0.gif

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The screenwriter took artistic license with the facts.

  • mzwhang90210

    I agree. She is rail thin.
    I think she's just capitalizing off of the movies publicity---& promoting her book. Smart move Jada!

  • cheechee1x1

    I hope that photo was taken during the winter because it's too hot to have on that many clothes.

  • Keesh5000

    I love those pants!!!!!

  • Shira Harding-James

    What hurtful lies did they tell?

  • Keesh5000

    I didnt read the write up....... seems I dont know.....

  • mzwhang90210

    LOL.
    She is beautiful tho.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Lmao

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Jada sees coin$. She felt left behind by that biopic, which she won't get any money from. So now she's thinking she can still ca$h in.

    Jada, honey, you are late for the party. We don't need to hear any more stories about Tupac's love life or his many concubines. Its not that her story hasn't been told; but after 21 years and so many documentaries, books, and now a movie--does anyone even really care like that?

    Jada sit your ass down somewhere and dye those edges.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I felt bad because I was saying Jada is trying to generate attention for her new movie. Then with the drug dealer revelation I realize she is promoting her future book.

  • Rayne

    Lmao

  • Peter Piper ATL

    If that's the case, then the drugs she was selling must have been for Arthritis and Rheumatism because that outfit looks like something Betty White would wear to Whole Foods.

  • hottlanta

    I saw that outfit earlier and that yellow is BANGING. Go Jada Go. the white pants didn't need those Cross Colours stripes going down the side but I love it.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Exactly. She is so annoying.

    And her daughter is a whore, and her son is a sissy. There, I said it.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    And even then, he still couldn't make that pitiful screenplay into something worthwhile.

  • Wreckognize Game

    OJ will be paroled

  • TheOwley

    This is so underwhelming. I would have gone with "I sacrificed chickens and goats at the altar of Lookatme."

  • Wreckognize Game

    OMG.. you are too much??

  • Wreckognize Game

    Waiting for Sandra's OJ story and Trump's twitter rant about his parole. I know it's coming

  • HIS4EVA

    OJ free ya'll!!! good luck to him

  • JV

    Wow, Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dead at 41.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/20/entertainment/chester-bennington-dead/index.html

  • JerseyMom

    Zzzzzzz!

  • YES I SAID IT…

    Jada is a beautiful talented lady BUT she is an attention wh*re! The film All Eyez on me was a good film could it have been better, yes! But low in the hole it was good. And just bcuz she refused to give her input on the film, now she wanna go and write a tell all book about what her role really was in Pac's life. Just write about your success and your relations with your now husband Will Smith, why U keep on sliding Tupac's name off your lips??? It just doesn't make sense but oh well what doesn't make sense makes dolla's and this fool about to cash in just bcuz she's using Tupac name and drug dealer in the same sentence.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Lmao, I really laughed out loud??

  • Marlika

    Now Jada knows good and well she's not about that life. Sounds like she was selling nik and dime bags. She wasn't pushing no real weight. ??

  • Renee26

    What was hurtful in the movie?? I'm confused, it showed them meeting in school, connecting, and dating, then separating... and they both had a special place in their hearts for each other but nothing bad. This admission of hers is what makes her look bad. Why tell everybody you dealt drugs when it wasn't already out there. Can we leave more positive role models for the young people??? Hell I don't want them all thinking it's ok to start out on the wrong path (illegal activity) and then they still have to best opportunities to become successful and possibly famous.

  • Marlika

    ? He sang the hell out of In the end. " I put my trust in you, push as far as I can go"
    ??

  • Renee26

    <<< looks around for my trusty ruler...hide ya knuckles

  • Wreckognize Game

    I remember back in the day she wouldn't date Will because she thought he was corny. The film must've made her look like a nag about PAC going down the wrong road. So now she is trying to get her Bmore street cred back by saying she was a drug dealer.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    What makes her daughter a W? What happened? I never even see the strange little girl anymore.

  • 100milesperhour

    She became a Hollywood snob after marrying Will, now she's pulling her hood card for attention to promote this silly movie.

  • stav

    It just feels as though she's milking her Tupac connection, who really cares what she did 30 years ago? I mean why tell this now( she's still promoting that horrible movie)? We know she was once quite hood, but she's Hollyweird now, and I'm sick of seeing her botched face!

  • Anunnaki

    but, but ummm arent you a sissy, I could be wrong...shrugs****

  • stav

    He really did, now I see where that pain came from, he went through a lot . RIP!

  • Justlooknout

    Folks do your reasrech Jada has a dark history. Her step brother was murdered just two weeks ago, her other step brother was Pimpn...whores. Her step father was the attorney who represented Freddie Grey, self admitted former drug user. She was def a user, and probably a runner...but no King Pin.

  • Kirenee

    REVOKED!

  • Please Stop The Madness

    It’s kinda hard because I haven’t MADE UP the whole story YET

    fixed that for you Jada Koren

  • Kirenee

    Damn! They still somebody's kids like you.....

  • Look@m3

    Where you hear about her step brother being killed 2 weeks ago?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I just saw that!! Meteroa is one of my top five albums...R.I.P. Chester

  • stav

    That doesn't seem that dark to me, what you wrote could pretty much be anyone! Disfunction is in every family!

  • Look@m3

    Her movie is coming out so you have to consider all stunts..PR Stunts, Clown stunts, fake news story stunts...Anything to bring attention to yourself for financial gain!

  • Wreckognize Game

    Jada Pinkett = D list
    Jada Pinkett Smith = A list
    She better stay married for real or she will be makin Woo 2.

  • stav

    You nailed it!

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f0541dfc5f28ec4ecc1c1d4071d8c38c26128bf2b01510e9c209a098f3f8b092.jpg I cant think of or see anything else but this everytime I see her....I've always respected and adored her and thought she was flawless...and that she was confident enough in her own skin not to do this.....FOR WHY THO!!???

  • NovemberFling

    Ok Jada girl, big whup. I'm sooo sick of her ass. Why does this need to be brought up or even mentioned? She's like two decades too late. Ugh....this woman is so egotistical and self important, oh so typical of a damn Virgo. Please go crawl back into that hole with your male mistress October Alsina, no one cares.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Im in here DONE over Chester. Linkin Park helped shaped my late 90's. Was very into their first album. RIP man. He took his life on his homeboy, Chris Cornell (Soundgarden/AudioSlave) birthday. Who took his own life few months back.

    RIP together fellas. My goodness.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    You name it

  • NovemberFling

    EXACTLY. That's what bothers me.

  • JV

    That SUCKS, I didn't realize the Chris Cornell connection (who KILLED IT with Audioslave, though I was never a Soundgarden fan).
    Yeah, their first album was Hybrid Theory and pretty much every song on there was on the radio.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Seems like Chester today basically said Im coming to join you homie. I cannot. So much pain. Said he was trying to drink and drug himself all these years due to abuse suffered by the hands of an older male when he was a boy.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    YUP! Sounds like everyday normal Nikkua shat to me.

  • Coy little wink

    You onto something...

  • Coy little wink

    The Juice about to be loose!

  • Coy little wink

    She looks like madame the puppet from solid gold...y'all remember that?

  • Wreckognize Game

    Hide your wives and kids

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    THANK YOU!!! That's how you know you gettin old. You start "creating" a more "interesting" past.

  • Harley

    ALL virgos are this way? Not true! !!!! I do not care her either but I know many virgos who are very caring and give the clothes off their back!

  • Harley

    a mess

  • JV
  • Kanyade

    I was a fan when they first came out. Mercy. MERCY! SMH at this. Suicide? Allegedly? Man....MAN! Just sad.

  • datATLboi

    OK Jada ENOUGH IS ENOUGH....what's wrong wit yo face? she used to be flawless

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Jada yo azz be sharb but you straight full of shyt for this ... Let Pac be great .... the world never cared about you and his relationship .... Jada is just fake .... it is what it is .... and honestly like WTF... what yo movie bout shewt like damn ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Dead ??? right

  • Please Stop The Madness

    If I am not mistaken you and I have talked about being fans of that very same first album here before! I am just stunned.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    and to add insult someone said they only featured her in 3 damn scenes chile ... ?

  • KarmaBackAround

    Jadaaaa..if u gonna tell it tell it all ...tired of pussy footin around with you..

  • Gamer?? Chick

    I'd be piseed if I were Will, she riding more for PAC than him.

  • Lisa daniels

    Jada, tell truth. You was out there selling ass. Girl bye.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Yaaaaaaaasssssssaaaah!!!!

  • Coy little wink

    Say...did you tap that or nah Jada???

  • abby500

    She still looks good, cheekbones just a little exaggerated.

  • Harley

    looking like JOKER!

  • Truth

    Will has her real insecure she doing all that surgery .Please shut up about being a drug dealers you never sold weight .Just because you flipped s couple of nickle bags among your friends don't make you s drug dealer .Just come out the closet now I see why your kids are so weird both the parents are crazy and gay .She has a old lady mouth.So fake use to be cool until she sold her soul for money ,

  • Lisa daniels

    Oj is harmless but it would nice if him and Zimmerman me t

  • Harley

    OMG Solid Gold! You took it back!!!

  • KarmaBackAround

    Exactly...thats allll i wanna know...i need to know more on him n madonna too

  • Harley

    Now listening to Heavy has new meaning. So sad

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Puffy gets dragged for riding Biggie coattails for 20 years after his death. Her ass is not immune. Not to me anyway. Cant speak for everyone else. She is making money too in a way off a dead man. Stfu about it already.

    Sorry. In a bad mood after Chester's suicide today.

  • hotntot95

    All eyes on me was good..I don't know why she was so disappointed..it didn't paint her in a negative way...maybe she felt like she didn't get enough shine...

  • Bdot

    Bitch stop lyin.

  • Pamela

    What's going on here? Why is Jada talking so much all of a sudden?
    Reminds me if my grandpa, who never had much to say. All of a sudden grandpa was yapping non-stopping, couldn't keep his mouth shut. We were all like, damn, what's going on with grandpa? Come to find out that was grandpa way if bidding us goodbye, cause he passed on two months later. Jada better not be telling us something.

  • Waya Hedia

    detestable harpy.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Whats next jada, was u his shooter too, his ride or die?? Was u pacs "lil kim" or nahh?!

  • n1kk1a

    I guess they should have shown her as a drug dealer instead of the "lies". That's much better.?

  • KarmaBackAround

    Thats what this is really about!!! Chii that book bout to be titled "All eyez on us" ? ?

  • hotntot95

    ??...erbody wants attention...the movie was about Tupac Shakur ...not Jada

  • Faithz

    Jada You got a husband, family now let
    the past go hun.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Sweetie, call me what you want but since you all up in my damn drawers, I like men. Matter of fact, I LOVE men.

    In fact, IF you had one who was willing to stick around you, I'd love yours too. Just to show you how its supposed to be done, of course.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Honey that girl is poppin' puzzy all over the place.

    So is the son.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    LOL

  • Peter Piper ATL

    U know its the truth lol

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I just be calling what I see it. LOL.

    I am kinda messy though.

  • Lady Elle

    Yes, please. Let it go (singing in my Elsa voice)

  • Lady Elle

    ???

  • Lady Elle

    ...and this is news because??? If it's true she should have left that secret in the past.

  • xenaD

    Promotions of her own movie! And promotions for that movie is non stop! Everybody needs to get out and promote like these ladies !!

  • xenaD

    ???

  • KcoolMuziq

    Jada has a right to tell her story. Don't like it DON'T read it! Also U don't know what the HELL is going on with her in the privacy of her bedroom. So STFU. So sick of the hate toward her & her family. Who has provided the world with so much talent & positivity.
    SMDH..

  • Anunnaki

    Ill watch, I swear Ill watch...lol

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Warren Brown is her former stepfather. His stepson got killed in Baltimore.

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-brown-stepson-supsect-arrest-20170717-story.html

  • Justlooknout
  • KcoolMuziq

    Let's see what U look like?

  • Bdot

    [YAWN]

  • testtee

    Folks need to let dead people rest.. Tupac & Biggie are gooooone... People are still holding on trying to profit..

  • testtee

    Mid life crisis.. Trying to still be gansta like.. Lol

  • Wayup!

    GRL..?.. BYE JADA..???

  • Wayup!

    ????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Exactly ...

  • Malai

    Exactly! What they described is super common..? I know a few ppl wit that type of life.. nbs

  • dontgetblocked

    This is the most attention she's had in years and she's really running with it. Jada...I won't be buying or reading your book.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Boring......

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!

  • Harley

    Why? Believe me I have not butchered my beautiful face. Plus I am not in the public eye to be scrutinized... carry on peasant

  • Faithz

    Yea

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol. The son is popping puzzy? ???

  • Meme

    You know those eccentric rich old white women that have had a lot of surgery and look very underweight....welllllll.......

    Don't side eye me you know you was thinking the very same thing lol

  • Li

    I'm suspicious of all actors and starlets. I often wonder how the he** they make their money during downtime....you know -- in between making pictures and TV shows. I've seen one actor (name w/held) who's been in 3 TV shows in the past year and they were all cancelled. I know they file for U/E benefits, I know some of them drive Ubers, but the others?

  • mzwhang90210

    Lol well dayum, just like dat?
    And you're supposed to be 1 of the nice ones...j/k??

  • mzwhang90210

    You're killing me Larry??

  • TheOwley

    She probably sold prescription acne medication to teens on the lo lo at 10% off.

  • mzwhang90210

    ???

  • TheOwley

    She actually removed those awful cheek implants but still, the botox is not allowing her face to move her face and specially her lips. It also looks like she may have had jaw and chin shaving making her face more angular and enhancing her already pronounced cheeks.

  • speakinmymind

    She has not had any work done to her face. Those are her God given cheekbones, lips, nose, etc...simply gorgeous.

  • speakinmymind

    Still is. That close up clearly proves that she has not had any work done to her face.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Jada write your book hun. We need to be more supportive of our sistahs !!

  • NeverSurprised

    Thank you. Tell your own business if you want, but let Tupac -- and his secrets -- rest in peace.

  • NeverSurprised

    Whatever they are injecting into her cheeks is seeping into her mouth and causing verbal diarrhea.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    She looks sooo thinnn...!
    Jada, grab a cheeseburger...come...let's sit and talk...

  • Jussjess25

    I am so sick of this liar lately .. now she is capitalizing off the little "romance" she had with pac. She needs to focus on the two weird kids she got ?

  • Jussjess25

    Thank u

  • Jussjess25

    At all

  • Jussjess25

    Exactly

  • Jussjess25

    Facts

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Some people will say anything to promote their projects.

  • Liban

    Imagine a 4 foot nothing little skinny girl approaching you to sell you drugs, is laugh and take all her money and her goods bahaha jk

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL! I just can't with this! I'll buy the book when it's in the dollar bin at my local supermarket ???

  • Gina Romantica

    I think she had cheek implants or fillers for quite awhile, she looks better now without

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Sounds fun

  • IamAllnatural

    I doubt they meant all virgos

  • IamAllnatural

    I don't notice any difference besides her hair.?????

  • IamAllnatural

    That's not her dark history, it's their own. I thought you were going to say something happened to her personally.

  • nyla00

    In the full body pic I thought Jada was a Asian woman. No shade. And I wish she would make up her mind how she and PAC met. One day they met at a performing arts school another day they met while she was hustling. Sheesh

  • Yen Chantress
  • Meme

    Yep you're right then there are the ones that go to Dubai to top up their finances and also Monaco in season for those yacht 'parties' and we all know what they get up to there!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    No BULLCHYT!!!

  • Kaze

    What was her street name Tiny Tim

  • free

    are the smiths low on coins?

  • free

    same thing happened with my grandpa! i was like "ooookaaayyy" (i was 16) and shortly thereafter, he was hospitalized and died.

  • free

    maybe she robbed a bank too!

  • free

    lawd i knew she reminded me of SOMEBODY!

  • ?Royalty?

    ???

  • http://www.beautyisland.weebly.com Indigo

    Mooney was real!!

    #Bmoreluv
    #joesturnerscomenotgone
    #willalwaysluvujada

  • http://www.beautyisland.weebly.com Indigo

    No she IS NOT lyin.
    Y'all have no clue!!!!!

  • Guess Who

    SMMFH @ this puppet faced, pressed idiot.

  • Guess Who

    Nor do we care with her poppin this shyt off 80 trillion years later.
    So what's next? They actually really were fuking all this time?
    Secretly married or perhaps a bastard love child who is now an adult is somewhere out there?

    Lawd, why do folks do this shyt, lol? Perhaps if Jada put this much energy into being a responsible parent, those two weirdos she "raised" might have half way been ok....

  • Guess Who

    LMMFAO...AAAHHH OTAY BAUSSSSS

  • Guess Who

    LMAO! My deliteful one....you speaketh ALL the truth!

  • KcoolMuziq

    Exactly!!!

  • testtee

    Lol

  • testtee

    Well.. Tell what you know.. Lol

  • Libra80sBaby

    Guhl...you sold weed. ok? and? I just wanna know if yall fuked and if yall did, how was it???

  • Libra80sBaby

    Preach

  • Libra80sBaby

    Chile, SHE acting like it.

  • Libra80sBaby

    You right. Her movie finna come out.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I don't like Will or Jada. They come across as sleazy and opportunistic.

  • TamG

    I saw that All Eyez on Me movie and I don't understand what was "deeply hurtful" about the portrayal of her friendship with Tupac. If anything, the movie all but sainted Jada so I don't really understand her beef. (Admittedly I haven't bothered to research her complaint lol. I'm just not that pressed. And she shouldn't be either. Sometimes it's best to just leave things alone.)

  • SunRiseBlossom

    LMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Starsky Willows

    Did she do something to her face?

  • EMILY POST

    #mic Drop after that post
    Her parenting skills...... #double lol

  • Harley

    well she said typical of a virgo ..so I dunno

  • Ariel

    I need Jada to slow down on the facelifts or whatever they're talking her into in Hollywood. She's starting to look like a mouse. She's a natural beauty. STOP IT JADA!

  • JennyJazzhands

    It takes a lot to make Tupac and dealing boring. But, she did it. On the other hand, now I see why she's really mad at the movie, it's getting in the way of her book.

  • Ajavee

    I agree it seems like she cant stop talking about Pac.

  • Ms. Cree

    Jada and her mother now look the same age....

  • noireyblanca

    My old homegirl f'd Pac in Vegas back in the day. She said he f'd the $hit outta her. She ran up on him a few months later and he dissed her in front of everybody. LOL True Story.

  • Justlooknout

    Yeah and basically talked about her and mother drug habit.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Lol yes