Jada Pinkett Smith is sharing a never-before-seen poem ‘Lost Soulz‘ from Tupac Shakur. Jada took to Instagram ahead of what would have been the music legend’s 50th birthday, and shared a poem she says, “You may have never heard before.”
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😜
“Pac wrote me many letters and many poems. And I don’t think this has ever been published honestly,” the Red Table Talkhost said of the poem titled “Lost Soulz.” She said he later dropped a song by the same name, but believes he wrote this piece while incarcerated at Rikers Island in New York.
“I don’t think he would have minded that I shared this with you guys,” Jada said before reciting the poem aloud.
It read: “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.”
Jada opened up about her relationship with Tupac during a 2018 episode of her Facebook Watch show, where she admitted that his death still affects her.
“I’ve had a lot of loss. So many of my close friends gone. They didn’t make it to 30. They didn’t make it past 25. A lot of people talk about my relationship with Pac and figure that out. That was a huge loss in my life,” the Girls Trip star confessed.
She continued, “Because he was one of those people I expected to be here. My upset is more anger because I feel like he left me and I know that’s not true and it’s a very selfish way to think about it… I really did believe he’d be here for the long run. And when I think about it I still get really mad.”