Its well known that Jada Smith and Tupac were close friends, but who would have thought that she had the same feelings as Tupac when it comes to how long she will live. Due to the rough neighborhood she was raised in, Jada believed that she would not live pass the age of 21 and is surprise she made it to 40.
Here is Jada giving a glimpse of the neighborhood she grew up in:
“I grew up in a drug-infested neighborhood where you walk out each day and you just hope that you make it. I came from a war zone.
And she continued:
“There was a possibility that I wouldn’t make it past 21 — that was the reality. When I turned 40 it was a surreal moment because I had never imagined reaching 40. I looked at my husband and said, ‘Oh my God, I’m 40! What am I going to do now?’ So yes, it does put things in perspective. I’d be terrified if I had to raise my kids in the environment I grew up in. When I look at them, I see them flourishing at such young ages and I wish to God I could have had the luxury to sit back and think, ‘Mum, I want to go out and get my vocal lessons today because I have this new song that I want to write.’
And if you think Jada has had the easy life in getting to where she is, think again, here is she is reflecting on those foodless days:
“What I had to think about was, ‘Oh man, I wonder what I’m going to eat tonight because there’s no food here. How am I going to get to school? And is my mum going to be OK today? Will this be one more day she survives her addiction?’ That’s the kind of stuff I had to think about at 11.”