Jada Pinkett Smith has shared a never-before-seen poem that was handwritten by late rapper, 2Pac, to celebrate his 50th posthumous birthday. The rapper was born on June 16, 1971.
Jada shared the poem titled, ‘Lost Soulz’, on her Instagram, to celebrate the birthday of the late rap legend. The poem by 2Pac reads; “Some say nothing gold can last forever / And 2 believe this/ need 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 / But to awaken and still be me.”
In her caption, Jada talked a bit about the background behind the poem and why she decided to share it early. She wrote:
As we prepare to celebrate his legacy … let’s remember him for that which we loved most … his way with words. Here are a few you may have never heard before✨ Happy “you goin’n to be 50 at midnight” Birthday Pac! 😆 I got next😜
P.s I was planning to post tomorrow which is why the video says today is Pac’s bday. But I decided to start earlyyyyy✨
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Jada Pinkett Smith was a close friend to 2Pac before he passed on. They attended the Baltimore School for Arts. The rapper was killed in a drive-by shooting on September 13, 1996.