Recently, the estranged wife of legendary actor, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith revealed in an interview that famous rapper Tupac suffered alopecia, prompting people to seek to know if indeed the rapper did have the sickness.
Pinkett, who was a closer to the rapper who died decades ago, said that Shakur’s alopecia began in 1991, after he was arrested for jaywalking by the Oakland Police Department in California. She said that his hair loss was “far more extreme” than hers.
As 2pac never spoke about the condition himself before he was murdered, a lot of people find it difficult to believe Pinkett’s revelation.
In this article, however, we settled the debate.
So, did Tupac have alopecia?
Yes, Tupac did have alopecia, an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss.
The rapper had a bald head, and so, it is evidently clear that he had indeed suffered the condition. Also, Pinkett was very close to 2pac, therefore, it will be fair to give credence to her revelation about the late rapper’s hair.
“I don’t think Pac ever talked about his alopecia, but he also looked really good with a bald head,” she told People Magazine mid last month. She furthered that “…that was during a time and during an era that you wouldn’t—he just wouldn’t talk about it.”
Shakur had never spoke publicly about his alopecia, but Pinkett believes that he was ashamed of it. She said that he “looked really good with a bald head,” but that “he just wouldn’t talk about it.”
Pinkett, 52, hopes that her revelation will help to raise awareness about the hair condition and encourage people to speak openly about it. She added that she believes Shakur would want her to do the same.
What is alopecia?
Alopecia is a common condition that affects people of all ages and genders. It can cause hair loss on the scalp, face, and body. It has no cure. However, there are treatments that can help to manage it.
How to prevent alopecia
Currently, there are no known or scientifically proven ways to prevent the condition. However, there are a few things to do to minimize the risk of developing it. Some of these steps include:
- Having enough sleep
- Eat diets that are healthy
- Avoiding the use of harmful hair creams
- Reducing stress