Jada Pinkett Smith‘s “Red Table Talk” has been buzzed about since it launched in 2018, and to say it’s become a big hit would be a vast understatement.
For those who’ve seen the show, they know the “Girl’s Trip” actress covers some incredibly weighty topics with her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones and daughter Willow Smith serving as co-hosts.
And Pinkett Smith said that Tupac Shakur would’ve been the perfect guest based on that open discussion format, but he also would’ve been an ideal host. Shakur and the actress were friends since they were teenagers in the ’80s at the Baltimore School for the Arts.
“If ‘Pac was still alive, we would probably talk about everything,” she told Metro.co.uk. “He would probably live on that show. I know him.”
“He would be like, ‘Yo, we gotta talk about this, this week. Did you see what happened? We gotta go to Sweden. Did you see A$AP [Rocky]? They got him all locked up. We got to go,'” added Pinkett Smith.
In fact, the 47-year-old said that Shakur would’ve been so enamored with the show, he’d probably ask for a full-time position as host, and the actress would have happily given it to him.
“I’d probably have to do a ‘Red Table Talk’ specifically for ’Pac,’ Pinkett Smith explained. “I would have done that with him because he would have just been so great for something like that.”
“So maybe we would do the ‘Red Table’ and the Blue Table for him,” she added. “I would probably have created a table for Pac on his own. For sure.”
Shakur was shot on Sept. 7, 1996, on the Las Vegas Strip in a crime that’s still unsolved. He later died less than a week later from those gunshot wounds at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. He was 25 years old.