American former rapper Mutah Wassin Shabazz Beale, better known as Napoleon, 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.
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.”