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Monday February 06, 2023

Napoleon touches on the similarities between Tupac Shakur and Will Smith: Video

In the late 1980s, Will Smith achieved modest fame as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince

By Web Desk
May 09, 2022

Former American rapper Mutah Wassin Shabazz Beale, better known as Napoleon, has touched on the similarities between Tupac Shakur and Will Smith.

The former rapper of Tupac's group Outlawz, revealed in a resurfaced video: "When you talk to these kids right now, they don't know Will Smith was a rapper. They just look at Will Smith as a favored actor."

Will Smith, in the late 1980s, achieved modest fame as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince. In 1990, his popularity increased dramatically when he starred in the popular television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Napoleon also highlighted  Tupac's skills saying that the hip-hop legend was writing movie scripts up until his death. He wanted to act in addition to his music career.

"I think he would have been the first Will Smith. When you talk to these kids right now, they don't know Will Smith was a rapper. They just look at Will Smith as a favored actor. Pac was ahead of them. I think he would have got $40, $50, $30 million movie deals."

Now, almost a month after Will Smith's slap to Chris Rock at the Oscars over a joke about his wife, a 2021 interview with Shakur's friend and Outlawz collaborator Mutah "Napoleon" Wassin Shabazz Beale has resurfaced on the internet.

In the interview, Napoleon also shared his knowledge about Will Smith's wife Pinkett Smith and rapper Tupac Shakur's relationship, saying: "He had a lot of love for Jada Pinkett and a lot of respect for her," He said on The Art of Dialogue YouTube channel."

Tupac Shakur was "hurt" by Jada Pinkett Smith years ago when the actress allegedly asked the rapper not to harm Will Smith once they started dating, according to Napoleon.