If Ryan Murphy is still looking for material for Feud 2, Jada Pinkett Smith and Gabrielle Union would like him to believe they were JUST as catty as Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Jada is doing some talk show on Facebook with her mom, and Gabrielle has a movie to promote, so what better time than to bring up a long-term feud none of us knew even existed?!
Jada and her mom were on Extra to promote Red Table Talk, the show they’re hosting alongside Jada and Will Smith’s daughter Willow. While Jada said we can expect to see Tiffany Haddish, she also mentions how Gabrielle is going to be on for a girlfriends-themed episode. Everyone was likely thinking “oh, that’s nice” before she dropped an arguably questionable bombshell:
“I have a really touching episode with Gabrielle Union. We haven’t been on the best of terms for 17 years, and we have a reconciliation.“When the producers said we want to do a girlfriends show… her name just kept coming up… it just couldn’t be anything else.”
Damn, y’all! What was this feud over? Jada, were you pissed you didn’t get to be in Bring It On? Gabrielle, are you just pissed you couldn’t marry into that Fresh Prince syndication money? Wait, that might be it. Actually, Jada claims doesn’t seem to know where the beef came from:
“Oh, definitely. We don’t even know how it started!”
That’s good, Jada, because we didn’t even know/care this was a thing!
This reeks of how Oprah back in the day was the one who first raised the notion that there were rumors that Gayle King was always hanging around the show because they were secretly doing laps in the lady pond. Jada must have been taking notes for when SHE had a turn at talk show. Nothing drives the ratings like keeping the audience guessing if you’re going to give them free shit or toss a left hook at Gabrielle mid-interview!