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“What the F*CK Are You Insecure About?”: Will Smith Questioned on Jada Smith-Tupac Fiasco by Popular Shaquille O’Neal Impersonator

Published 05/18/2022, 10:00 AM EDT

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Ariel Spears has been a stand-up comedian for over three decades. He was part of the wildly famous “MadTV” and appeared in around 198 episodes, which made him the second longest-serving cast member behind Michael McDonald. To the NBA world, he is relevant for his impressions of Shaquille O’Neal, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Allen Iverson. He used to do these impressions on the show and even implemented it during his live stand up sets. Currently, he has joined voices along with many to support Chris Rock over Will Smith in the Oscar slap-gate.

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He recently appeared on VladTV’s podcast. Spears talked about this in the interview when asked. He mentioned that he did find it real and couldn’t believe it was scripted after seeing Chris Rock’s face. He mentions that it’s easy to judge someone from the outside. “When Will Smith was on the Breakfast Club, he basically said yo I have insecurities regarding Tupac. I’m sitting here like you know Will Smith is one of the biggest and certainly at one point during the late 90’s and the early 2000’s, was the biggest movie star on the planet,” he said, “ Here’s this tall good looking charismatic A-List super wealthy super famous dude who is the envy  of all women.”

Spears continued saying, “He is good looking, attractive. You know he’s in shape A- List box office movie star with insecurities.” He talked about how men are weak for women. Spears mentions they get egotistic and macho over the women they care about.


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Spears concluded by saying, “The idea that someone of his magnitude with the accomplishments that he has had would have a moment of doubt and insecurity. It blows my mind. If I had half of what he had, let alone all of what he has, what the f*** are you insecure about“.

Will Smith, Jada and Tupac


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If you didn’t understand why, Will mentioned Tupac. It’s because Jada Pinkett Smith during the 90s had a deep friendship with rapper Tupac Shakur. They met each other in the Baltimore School for the Arts.

She had appeared in his music videos for the songs “Keep Ya Head Up” in 1993 and “Temptations” in 1995. Pinkett also came up with the concept of the “California Love” music video. Jada was supposed to direct it, but removed herself ultimately. She also gave 100,000$ as a contribution to bail him out.


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Aditya Kar


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Aditya Kar is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. A holder of Bachelors and Masters degrees in History, he has been a fan of the NBA since 2011. He has a very keen interest in the stories that define the league and the sport.
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