Tupac Shakur’s Murder Case: Jada Pinkett Smith Reacts to the Arrest of the Suspect
Jada Pinkett Smith’s reaction to the arrest of a suspect in Tupac Shakur’s murder and provides some context about their relationship. (Photo: People)
Jada Pinkett Smith Reacts to Arrest in Connection with Tupac Shakur’s Murder, Hopes for Answers and Closure
According to Miami Herald article, Jada Pinkett Smith has responded to the arrest of a suspect in connection with Tupac Shakur’s murder. The Emmy-winning actress and talk show host used her social media platform on Friday (Sept. 29) to share her thoughts after learning that Las Vegas police had apprehended Duane “Keffe D” Davis in connection with the drive-by shooting that claimed the life of the legendary rapper on September 13, 1996.
Pinkett Smith expressed her hope for answers and closure, paying tribute to Tupac Shakur with an “R.I.P. Pac” message alongside a dove emoji. Pinkett Smith’s post came shortly after the arrest of Davis, who, at 60 years old, now faces charges in the high-profile Tupac Shakur’s murder that occurred on the Las Vegas strip. Tupac’s tragic death has been the subject of numerous documentaries, investigative TV series, books, and various theories over the years.
Pinkett Smith shared a close relationship with the rapper for many years, often sharing her memories of him with the public. In 2017, she revealed her past as a drug dealer when she first met Tupac, and in 2021, she unveiled an unpublished poem from the “Dear Mama” rapper.
Jada Pinkett Smith Reminisces About Friendship with Tupac Shakur Amidst Revelations in Upcoming Memoir, “Worthy”
According to Billboard, during Tupac’s lifetime, Pinkett Smith appeared in his music videos for “Keep Ya Head Up” and “Temptations.” She also financially supported him by covering $100,000 for his bail after he was convicted of sexual abuse. Although the two never officially dated, their incredibly close friendship became a topic of public debate, particularly in the context of her and Will Smith’s “entanglement” controversies.
Recently, Pinkett Smith shared a heartwarming throwback video featuring herself and Tupac lip-syncing to DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s 1988 hit single “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” In an Instagram post, she reflected on the unexpected twists of fate that led to their enduring connection, offering a glimpse into their high school years.
This caption is believed to be a teaser from Pinkett Smith’s upcoming memoir, “Worthy,” scheduled for release on October 17.