Will Smith and Martin Lawrence stopped by The Breakfast Club early Monday morning to promote their upcoming action-packed trilogy, Bad Boys For Life. In addition to Bad Boys, the two Hollywood legends discussed their personal lives and several occurrences throughout their successful careers.
During the interview, Charlamagne Tha God asks the Aladdin actor if he was ever jealous of Tupac’s relationship with his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith.
“[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; but they had come into that age where now that was a possibility, and then Jada was with me. 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.'”
Although he felt this way early in the relationship, he does regret never having a conversation with Pac. At the time, he refused to initiate any dialogue despite being in each other’s presence more than once.
He ends by saying, “I was deeply, deeply insecure, and I wasn’t man enough to handle that relationship.”
Pinkett-Smith and Pac formed a friendship during their youth and remained extremely close until Tupac’s untimely death. Jada also expressed her dissatisfaction with the portrayal of their relationship in Pac’s 2017 biopic, All Eyes On Me, upon its release.
Peep the entire Breakfast Club interview below. Be sure to check out Bad Boys For Life in theatres Friday, January 17.