Jada Pinkett Smith Calls Tupac's Kiss "Disgusting." In Old Interview

The mother of two once said of the late rapper, “He was a revolutionary without a revolution,” to Howard Stern.

Hip-hop fans have frequently conjectured that Jada Pinkett Smith and Tupac may have been each other’s “the one that got away” before the rapper’s untimely death, but a recently-rediscovered interview from 2015 shows the actress debunking those notions to Howard Stern.

The host didn’t think twice to press the mother of two by asking, “How were you not drawn to Tupac?” Many have questioned how she managed to resist the temptation that was right in front of her in the shape of one of her closest friends.

Jada Pinkett Smith Describes Tupac Kiss As “Disgusting” In Resurfaced Interview

“At the Baltimore School of the Arts, I met Tupac. Pinkett Smith recounted, “We went to high school together. The West Coast artist was certainly charismatic, but he was also destitute. He reportedly had two sets of jeans and two sweaters when she met him.

The 51-year-old supported the rumors when Stern asked if ‘Pac was as “gangsta as we all imagined he was.” He led a revolution without leading one. That kind of energy simply shifted into something else, she said.

Asked if she believed the “All Eyez On Me” singer was in love with her because of the lovely poetry he wrote in her honor, Pinkett Smith responded,

“It is so funny. Now that I’m older, I can better comprehend what that was about.”

Jada Pinkett Smith Calls Tupac's Kiss "Disgusting." In Old Interview

“When there is absolutely no physical chemistry between two young individuals who have intense feelings for one another. And it wasn’t even for me alone. He was also there.”

The presenter of Red Table Talk recalled a moment when she had invited Tupac to kiss her just to see what would happen. She said,

“Kiss for us both when I tell you it had to be the most horrible thing.”

Stern speculates that their “platonic” connection may have contributed to the lack of sex chemistry, while Pinkett Smith gave a more esoteric reason.

The Baltimore native said,

“The best way I can phrase it is the ‘Higher Power’ just did not want it. “I feel as though Pac and I might have killed each other if we had any kind of sexual chemistry because we were both so passionate and deeply in love,” she said.

In the same interview, Pinkett Smith claimed that because 2Pac was aware of her love for him, she didn’t feel bad about their strained relationship at the time of his passing.