There is no evidence that Jada Pinkett Smith attended any memorial service for her late friend Tupac Shakur, whose remains were cremated and dispersed in major locations.
The name of the late American rapper Tupac is immortalized throughout the music business. The relationship between the late rapper and the actress Jada Pinkett Smith, which soured before his sad death in 1996, is still one of the most talked-about subjects about him today. The hostess of Red Table Talk has gradually revealed details of her friendship with Tupac, which many people were unaware of.
Did Jada Pinkett Attend Tupac’s Funeral?
It is not confirmed if Tupac’s longtime friend, Jada Pinkett was at his funeral. In fact, the late rapper was not buried in a particular place as he was cremated and the ashes spread in different locations.
Jada and Tupac shared a close bond as friends before the rapper was gunned down. They met at the Baltimore School for the Arts in Maryland where they both studied to hone their skills in the performing arts. They were friends for a while and developed a rare bond but this friendship fizzled out when they grew older and began to follow different paths. Jada was apparently against Tupac’s lifestyle that always landed him in trouble and eventually took his life but the rapper was not ready to change.
Tupac’s friendship with Jada was on a break when he died. They were reportedly not on talking terms at the time he was shot and later passed away after battling for his life for six days. The rift between them didn’t stop Jada from mourning her friend till this day. She often celebrates his posthumous birthday every year and on his 50th, she shared a rare piece of poem written by the rapper. This brought up more questions about their past friendship.
Where Was Tupac Buried?
Memorials must have been held in his honor in many places but Tupac Shakur’s body was not buried in a place. After his death, Tupac’s body was cremated the next day and his mother, Afeni Shakur took the ashes. Some of the rapper’s ashes were spread over a special place in Los Angeles while some were spread over his mother’s garden at her Stone Mountain residence in Georgia.
Emerging rumors suggested that the American rapper’s ashes would be interred in Soweto, South Africa, in 2006, ten years after his passing. According to The Guardian, Afeni Shakur would transport her son’s ashes to South Africa to be with his ancestors before a funeral service in Soweto.
The rapper received additional posthumous honors in 2017 when he was admitted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Was Jada Pinkett With Tupac When He Died?
The close bond shared by Jada Pinkett and Tupac Shakur became public knowledge after his death and many have speculated that she was with him when he was tragically killed but this is not the case.
The actress has talked about her longtime friendship with the late rapper and how close they were which led to many saying she was probably with him when he died. However, it must be recalled that the two had drifted apart as friends when Tupac was gunned down.
Although she has not explicitly stated that she was present when Tupac was slain, fans largely assumed that she was because of how greatly she seemed to be grieving the rapper’s passing. Despite it having been a long time since his passing, she still brings him up frequently. There have been theories that she may have seen the murder, which would explain why she is so disturbed. Despite this, Jada has made it apparent that she did not have a good relationship with Tupac at the time of his passing.