How Will Smith Rerouted the ‘Girls Trip’ Costars Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith

How Will Smith Rerouted the ‘Girls Trip’ Costars Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith

From his timeless blockbusters to his clean raps, Will Smith is famous in the entertainment industry for many things. But apart from the talents that he displays on television, the 54-year-old is also known to be one of the friendliest people in Hollywood. A few would shy away from saying that Smith made it in the industry at a time when seeing a movie headed by a black hero would bring in a massive audience.

And apart from his top-notch acting skills, Smith has his charisma to thank for that. However, his career is not the only one that was set sail thanks to friendships in the industry. Queen Latifah, who is not only the most popular female rapper but also the first female rapper, once thanked the actor for believing in her when no one else did. Meanwhile, it might surprise you that the connecting link between the two is Jada Pinkett Smith.

How did Will Smith meet the dynamic duo of Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith?

The Wrath of My Madness rapper first met the Collateral actor when she was just seventeen years old and was performing in a club. Jada Pinkett Smith was in the audience and unsurprisingly stayed till the very end to meet Queen Latifah and tell her how mind-glowingly talented she is.

This meeting would go down in history as the origin of Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett’s more than three-decades-long friendship. Unsurprisingly, Will Smith was brought into the picture through his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, and in sync with the actress, the Pursuit of Happiness actor was also blown away by Queen Latifah’s talents.

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Fast forward to now, the Oscan-winning actor and Jada Pinkett have been happily married for over twenty-five years with three kids, all of whom refer to Queen Latifah as “Auntie La“, the rapper revealed in a 2017 interview with People.

How the Smiths helmed Queen Latifah’s career?

At a time when no one believed that a female rapper would bring in massive crowds, the Wrath of My Madness rapper revealed that Smith backed her. Her first ever tv appearance was through the Pursuit of Happiness actor who offered her to play a cameo role in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

The Grammy-winning rapper appeared on Pinkett’s famous Facebook talk show Red Table Talk and they showed off their amazing 30 years in making bonding. Apart from Will Smith and Queen Latifah’s love for words, the star rapper to date says, “Anytime I do something or want to try something, I mean, Will is like [on it],“. Pinkett and Queen Latifah were co-stars in Girls Trip.

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