Jada Pinkett Smith took a trip to memory to celebrate what would have been Tupac Shakur’s 50th birthday.
“Tupac Amaru Shakur would have turned 50 midnight tonight!” the actress wrote in Instagram. “As we prepare to celebrate his legacy… let’s remember him for what we love the most… his way of speaking. Here are some you may never have heard of before. ”
Jada shared a photo of a handwritten poem by the late rapper who was murdered in 1996.
“Pac wrote me many letters and many poems. And I don’t think this has ever been published honestly, ”said the Red Table Talk host in a video tribute, while revealing the unpublished poem titled Lost soulz.
She said she later dropped the single of the same title, but believes she wrote the concept during her incarceration on Rikers Island. “I don’t think he would have cared if I shared this with you.”
Pac wrote in blue ink on the notepad line:
“Some say that none of the gold can last forever / And 2 believe this [I] I don’t need proof / I have witnessed all that was pure in me / And be changed by evil men who can do / Innocence possessed by children / Once lived inside my soul / But surviving years with fellow criminals / Ha turned my warm heart to cold / I used to 2 dream and fantasize / But now I am afraid 2 to sleep / Petrified, not live or die / But wake up and still be me / It is true that no gold can last / We will all see the death / When the purest hearts are shattered / LOST SOULS are all that remain / On my knees I pray to God / Save me from this fate / Let me live to see what was gold in me / Before it’s too late ” .
He signed it, “Yours, Tupac.”
Her mother and RTT co-host Adrienne Norris commented, “This is beautiful! I think it would have been a powerful influence in this “state of emergency.” BREAK. “