Why Was Will Smith Intimidated by Tupac? – If my girl was so close to a guy like this our relationship wouldn’t even start in the first place | HO

‘I was deeply envious of the love Jada had for Tupac. Seeing them together, I couldn’t help but feel inadequate. Jada and I had a close friendship, but it was nothing compared to the bond she shared with Tupac. I was overwhelmed by feelings of insecurity and inadequacy, questioning whether I could ever measure up to Tupac’s influence in her life.

Tupac had a magnetic presence that drew people to him, including Jada. He saw her beauty, talent, and intelligence in a way that transcended mere physical attraction. In contrast, I struggled with my identity, feeling like I was just a “soft rapper from Philly” while Tupac was larger than life.

Despite my own insecurities, I made attempts to pursue Jada romantically, but I knew deep down that I couldn’t compete with Tupac. Our paths diverged as Tupac ventured further into his own life, while I pursued my ambitions in music and acting.

The realization that I had built my success on external validation rather than genuine fulfillment hit me hard. Despite outward appearances of success, I felt like I was failing miserably, especially when I saw Jada’s tears during a difficult period in our marriage.

I came to understand that I needed to let go of the image I had constructed of myself and embrace vulnerability. It was a journey of self-discovery and acceptance, culminating in a decision to be free and true to myself.

In the end, relationships are about self-discovery and growth. Despite the pain and challenges, I learned valuable lessons about love, acceptance, and the importance of being true to oneself. And while I may never fully measure up to Tupac in Jada’s eyes, I’ve come to appreciate the unique connection we share.’



Will Smith has opened up about how he used to feel about Tupac in his new memoir, Will, which was released across the world on Tuesday (November 9). His wife, Jada Pinkett, was close with the legendary rapper after meeting at the Baltimore School for the Arts in the 1980s, causing Will Smith to feel threatened by their past.

“Though they were never intimate, their love for each other is legendary – they defined ‘ride or die,’” he writes in the book. “In the beginning of our relationship, my mind was tortured by their connection. He was PAC! and I was me.”

He also talks about Tupac having a “fearless passion that was intoxicating, a militant morality, and a willingness to fight and die for what he believed was right.”

Will Smith continues, “Pac was like Harry [Smith’s younger brother] – he triggered the perception of myself as a coward. I hated that I wasn’t what he was in the world, and I suffered a raging jealousy: I wanted Jada to look at me like that.”

He goes on to admit he felt a “twisted kind of victory” when she spent more time with him than Tupac.

“If she chose me over Tupac, there was no way I could be a coward,” Will Smith says. “I have rarely felt more validated… I was in a room with Tupac on multiple occasions, but I never spoke to him. The way Jada loved Pac rendered me incapable of being friends with him. I was too immature.”

Will Smith previously spoke about Tupac and Jada Pinkett relationship on The Breakfast Club in January 2020.

“[Me and Tupac] had a little bit of a thing because [Tupac and Jada] grew up together, and they loved each other, but they never had a sexual relationship,” he said at the time. “But, they had come into that age where now that was a possibility, and then Jada was with me.”

He added, “Pac had a little thing on that, but she just loved him. Like, he was the image of perfection, but she was with The Fresh Prince.”