Hip hop icon Yo-Yo is bringing an end to rumors that claim Jada Pinkett Smith was the love of Tupac Shakur‘s life. During a recent interview with EURWeb Spotlight, the emcee denied the years-long allegations and insisted that she and the late rapper had strong feelings for each other before he passed.
“We were in love and we loved each other until the day he died. Pac became like a brother to me. We were just two people on the road who found each other, fell in love with each other,” she revealed.”We spent many nights on the road together. He wasn’t perfect nor was he trying to be. He wasn’t afraid to talk about his community, about his parents, stuff that people don’t what to hear about, stuff people don’t want to talk about. People don’t want to talk about their truth. That kind of love he had for truth made me love him more.”
“Tupac had a love for Jada but he had a love for women,” she added. “Anyone he dealt with he loved. He had many loves. He loved sincerely and if he gave you a piece of him you would remember. He probably slept with some of my friends, but we all love him. He had a rule for me that we couldn’t hang out too much on the road, but he would always sneak my sister out. I’d wake up in the middle of the night and she’d be gone, I would beep him and beep her, and they wouldn’t answer and I would be like stop taking my sister out. I’m responsible for her.”
Yo-Yo’s comments are not surprising. In the years since Tupac was shot and killed, she’s opened up about their past relationship and the friendship they established after they dated. Speaking to HipHopDX in 2018, she reminisced on their unique bond.
“What made us special … I love every bit of hip hop he had in his body,” she said. “He was way too cool in regards to politics and social issues, and he was so hip hop with it at a time when people wasn’t really diggin’ hip hop. I love him. When we kissed, it was magical.”
Pinkett Smith has also maintained that her relationship with Tupac was always platonic.
See Yo-Yo’s interview below.