Jada Pinkett Smith Claims Her ‘Soulmate’ Tupac Shakur Also Had Alopecia!

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Jada Pinkett Smith said Tupac Shakur had alopecia. source: Page Six
  • Jada Pinkett Smith revealed that Tupac Shakur also suffered from alopecia.
  • The actress said Shakur’s problems with hair loss began after police arrested him for jaywalking in 1991.
  • Pinkett Smith publicly announced that she was diagnosed with alopecia in 2018.

Jada Pinkett Smith and Tupac Shakur had alopecia in common

Jada Pinkett Smith shocked fans when she claimed that her ”soulmate” Tupac Shakur also suffered from alopecia, just like her.

The Girls Trip actress who publicly revealed that she suffered from the disease in 2018 revealed that the late rapper also suffered from the autoimmune disease that causes hair loss.

She told People magazine,

“I don’t think Tupac ever talked about the alopecia he suffered from,”

The actress claimed that the rapper’s hair loss problems started after police arrested him for jaywalking in Oakland, California in 1991.

The All Eyez On Me rapper then sued the officers for $10 million, complaining about the police brutality. The case was finally settled for $42,000.

Pinkett Smith recalled,

“After he was in Northern California with the police officers that beat him up, he started losing his hair,”

“And his alopecia patterns were far more extreme than mine.

Jada Pinkett Smith
I don’t think Pac ever talked about his alopecia, but he also looked good with a bald head,” she said. source: People

The Nutty Professor actress, 52, recalled that the Grammy nominee kept his diagnosis under wraps because of the times they were in.

She said,

“I don’t think Pac ever talked about his alopecia, but he also looked really good with a bald head,”

“But that was during a time and during an era that you wouldn’t — he just wouldn’t talk about it.”

However, the Red Table Talk host believes that if the rapper, who was fatally murdered in 1996, were alive today, he would not hesitate to open up about his condition.

Jada has always been open about her journey with alopecia. It said that it was terrifying when it first started.

The Set It Off star admitted on her Facebook Watch talk show in 2018,

“I was in the shower one day and then just handfuls of hair just in my hands … It was one of those times in my life that I was literally shaking with fear,”

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Jada Pinkett Smith shared a special bond with Shakur

Later that year, the mom of two shared that she was trying little steroid injections to deal with her extreme hair loss.

In  2021, the actress debuted a fresh buzzcut, which she took inspiration from her 22-year-old daughter, Willow, who she shares with her estranged husband Will Smith.

Jada’s hair condition gained worldwide attention at the 2022 Oscars when comedian Chris Rock, who was hosting the show made a joke about her shaved head. It prompted Will, 55, to slap the comedian, 58, in the face.

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Pinkett Smith publicly announced that she was diagnosed with alopecia in 2018. source: Page Six

Pinkett Smith shocked everyone when she claimed that she and the I Am Legend actor are separated. She also opened up about how special her relationship with Shakur was.

The friends first met in the mid-80s while both attended the Baltimore School for the  Arts in Maryland.

She also said that the two were soulmates but had no chemistry.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Pinkett said,

”If there is such a thing as past lives, I definitely think Pac and I have traveled a few together. You know, in various forms,”

“There was no chemistry between us,”

“I talk about it in the book, you know. … It’s that friendship-love chemistry, trust me.”

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