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For Tupac's 50th Birthday, Jada Pinkett Smith Releases A Previously Unseen Poem By Tupac.
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For Tupac's 50th Birthday, Jada Pinkett Smith Releases A Previously Unseen Poem By Tupac.


On what would have been Tupac Shakur's 50th birthday this week, Jada Pinkett Smith paid tribute to him by sharing a never-before-seen poem written by the rapper.

On Tuesday, the co-host of "Red Table Talk" shared a video on Instagram with a touching caption.

“As we prepare to celebrate his legacy... let’s remember him for what we loved most... his way with words. Here are a few you may have never heard before,” she wrote.

Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapinkettsmith) shared this post on Instagram.

She went on to say in the video that “Pac” wrote her “many letters and many poems,” but she didn’t believe the one she released had ever been “honestly published.” She claimed Shakur wrote the poem while imprisoned at Rikers Island in New York City.

In the video, Pinkett Smith reads the poem "Lost Soulz":

Some say nothing gold can last forever / And to believe this [I] require no proof / I have witnessed all that was pure in me / And be changed by the evil men can do / The innocence possessed by children / Once lived inside my soul / But surviving years with criminal peers / Has turned my warm heart to cold / I used 2 dream and fantasize / But now I'm scared 2 sleep / Petrified, not to live or die /

Some say nothing gold can last forever / And to believe this [I] require no proof / I have witnessed all that was pure in me / And be changed by the evil men can do / The innocence possessed by children / Once lived inside my soul / But surviving years with criminal peers / Has turned my warm heart to cold / I used 2 dream and fantasize / But now I'm scared 2 sleep / Petrified, not to live or die /.

“Yours, Tupac,” the poem concludes.

Pinkett Smith and Shakur met as students at Baltimore School for the Arts in Maryland in the 1980s, and in the years since his death in 1996, the actor has spoken openly and candidly about her friendship (which many rumored was more) with Shakur.

“It was the first day and he came over to me and introduced himself,” Pinkett Smith recalled in an interview. “And in high school, Pac was a little funny looking. Definitely wasn’t the type of cat that I would even like, deal with. But as soon as he approached me, he was like a magnet. Once you paid attention to him, he kind of sucked you in. And we hit it off from there.

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