Jada Pinkett Smith cheated in high school and ‘didn’t even think for a graduate’

Jada Pinkett Smith revealed that she had cheated with Will Smith on August Alsina, but was not merely a cheat. In high school, the 49-year-old from Baltimore, Maryland, changed his path to graduation by cheating and stealing.

Jada Pinkett Smith | Rodin Eckenroth / WireImage

Jada Pinkett Smith attended an art school in Baltimore because of her grandmother

It is no secret that Jada went to school with the late rapper Tupac Shakur at the Baltimore School of the Arts. Mold The star told Vibe in 1994 that she was related to her character Lauren The inkwell How she grew up.

“Lauren was also familiar because my Jamaican grandmother raised me in that upper-middle-class background before she died,” she told Baib.

Jada Pinkett Smith, Shere Zampino and Will Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith, Shere Zampino, and Will Smith | Brian Steffy / WireImage

Jada’s mother, Adrienne Norris Banfield, became pregnant with him in high school, so Jada’s grandmother helped her to raise him. Marion Bainfield noted her granddaughter’s interest in art and enrolled her in piano lessons, tap dance and ballet.

“I was taught that I could achieve whatever I wanted to achieve,” Jada told People about the late Banfield. “Grandma wanted her grandchildren to have every possible experience – ballet, dance, piano lessons, gymnastics. She never wanted us to ever think we were deprived.”

Smith was a drug dealer and duped through high school

Although she struggled a lot to get a position at Public Arts High School, Jada struggled to meet friends, sell drugs, and cheat.

“One of the things that’s very interesting is that I’ve never actually said before that when I first met Pac, when we first met, I was a drug dealer,” Jada told Sirius XM Sway in the morning.

In high school, Jada talked more about her tough time when actor and comedian Tiffany Haddish visited Facebook Watch Red table talk.

'Girls Trip' features Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Hadish, Regina Hall and Queen Latifah
‘Girls Trip’ features Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Regina Hall, and Queen Latifah. Todd Williamson / Getty Images

Tiffany Hadish told how she had tried and tricked him through school. The actor’s teachers were not aware that he could not teach until the tenth grade; He hid this fact by copying the work of other students. Jada reveals that she and Hadish had a similar experience.

“I’m listening to you, and I like that I’ve done the same,” replies Jada Haddish. “I didn’t even graduate from high school. It was truly a gift, my high school diploma. Your movement was a bit stronger than mine as I went to an art school. I had a little more leniency. ”

How did Jada Pinkett Smith get her breakout role on World A Different World?

'A Different World' Cast: Cree Summer as Winifred 'Freddy' Brooks, Gillen Terman as Colonel Bradford 'Brad' Taylor, Charlene Brown Kimberly 'Kim' Reese, Darryl M.  Ronald Johnson as Bell, Johnson as Lou Myers.  Vernon Gaines, Terence Johan Taylor as Corey Tyler, Jalesa Vinson as Taylor, Don Lewis, Whitley as Marion Gilbert Wayne, Jasmine Guy, Dwayne Cleofo Wayne as Kadem Hardison, Jenna Pinkett Smith, Lena James.
‘A Different World’ Cast: Cree Summer as Winnifred ‘Freddie’ Brooks, Gillen Turman as Colonel Bradford ‘Brad’ Taylor, Charlene Brown Kimberly ‘Kim’ Reese, Darriel M. Ronald ‘Ron’ Johnson as Bell, Lou Myers as. Vernon Gaines, Corey Tyler as Terence Johan Taylor, Dale Lewis as Jalesa Vinson Taylor, Jasmine Guy as Whitley Marion Gilbert Wayne, Kadem Hardison as Dwayne Cleofo Wayne, Jenna Pinkett Smith, Lena James. NBCU Photo Bank

When Smith was 19, he moved to Los Angeles, California. He spent only one year at the North Carolina School of the Arts, but tried to get a job as a choreographer In living color. He stated that his qualification for the position was assisting with dance routines for high school sports.

Although the actor did not work, he contacted an agent and began acting as Leena James by 1991 A different world.

“I stopped very hard,” he told People. “When I want something, I bring it.”