Jada Pinkett Smith on the key to a successful relationship and what keeps a marriage strong and stable (via thelittleyellowdiary)
9/15/14 - Jada Pinkett Smith going to the ‘Today Show’ in NYC.
9/10/14 - Jada Pinkett-Smith at the Michael Kors Spring 2015 Fashion Show in NYC.
Jada Pinkett Smith covers Net-A-Porter’s The Edit magazine donning power pieces. Photographed by Chris Colls and Styled by Kate Young.
Excerpt from her interview: ”It’s really tough. I feel like the connection to the value of women on a bigger scale has decreased tremendously. Even though you look and go, ‘Women have so many opportunities,’ it’s like, ‘Yeah, but at what cost?’ Are women valued for being women, or are women valued when they have more masculine qualities? Men and women encompass both female and masculine energies, but it seems like when the feminine is present, it’s not respected.”
Jada Pinkett-Smith on Arsenio Hall Show (Winter 2014)
Jada speaks on her relationship with Tupac:
Pac was probably one of the first male figures that I had in my life that saw the beauty and the talent and my intelligence, separated from sex. That’s something that a child, a young girl usually gets from her father. I didn’t have that. Pac was the first one… that… it wasn’t about sex. It was about, ‘You? You’re a beautiful woman. You’re talented. You’re strong. I respect you and you are MY girl! You’re gonna sit right here and I’m gonna protect you! I’mma make sure, if nothing else, you get what you need!’ And that’s what our relationship was like. We kind of did that for each other.
That’s [rap], what people knew of Pac, but he was so much more. We went to the Baltimore School for the Arts so we really were able to have access to all kinds of music, all kinds of things. Pac was a lover of Shakespeare. A lot of people don’t know that. Pac loved rock music, too. He loved metal just as much as I did. It was just that his gift was rap. He was a rapper. One of his idols was Rakim.
Well, I liked Metallica!