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California and the rest of the world are gearing up to celebrate what would have been the 50th birthday of late rap legend Tupac Shaker.
And to commemorate the life of her once very close friend, Jada Pinkett Smith published a poem written to her by Pac before his death.
It is titled “Lost Soulz.”
“Tupac Amaru Shakur would have been 50 midnight tonight!” Jada captioned the social media post. “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.”
The poem reads:
“Some say nothing gold can last forever / And 2 believe this [I] 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 / It is true that nothing gold can last / We will all one day see death / When the purest hearts are torn apart / LOST SOULS are all that’s left / Down on my knees I beg of God / To save me from this fate / Let me live to see what was gold in me / Before it is all too late.”
The West Coast legend signed it, “Yours, Tupac.”
While the gesture was, of course, nothing but a loving tribute to her late friend, Twitter couldn’t help but give its own take on the never-before-seen poem.
Twitter wants to know what Jada’s husband, Will Smith, thinks of it all…