Jada Pinkett Smith celebrated Tupac’s birthday early as she shared never-before-seen Lost Soulz poem written by Tupac Shakur.
The day before Tupac’s 50th birthday, Jada Pinkett Smith added another layer to their well documented friendship. A friendship that started in their days at the Baltimore School for the Arts. Often calling her relationship “complex”, which even made Will Smith uncomfortable and jealous. (Watch as Will Smith admits he was jealous of Tupac)
Jada would also get her first big break because of Tupac as she explained during an interview with MTV News. “I got Menace II Society through Tupac. Tupac was a part of Menace II Society first and he was the one that put me on. He was the one that called the Hughes brothers and was like, “You gotta meet my homegirl Jada. “He called me, and was like, “I’m part of this movie, I really think you’d be great for this role.” So I went and I met them. We clicked and so I got the role,” Jada Pinkett Smith explains.
Taking it to her Instagram account on June 15th, Jada Pinkett wrote the following in the caption, “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✨”
In the video Jade believes the Lost Soulz poem was written by Tupac when he was in Rikers Island. According to Jada, Tupac use to write to her all the time and believes Shakur would not mind her sharing this never-before-seen poem.
Lost Soulz Poem By Tupac
Some say nothing gold can last forever And 2 believe this, I need proof I have witnessed all that was pure in me 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 use 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 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
Last year for Tupac’s 49th Birthday, we saw many march in protest of police brutality. Many in the United States and around the world played Tupac’s “Changes” during these protests. Jada Pinkett sharing a video of Tupac from a 1992 MTV interview, wrote the following in the caption, “During this time I often think about the many, many thoughtful debates Tupac and I would have around the relationship between racism, sexism, misogyny, poverty and how they all play a crucial part in the oppression of Black people and other communities of color so that capitalism could exist and thrive. We were tired of seeing our people at the bottom and we were in constant debate of the state of Black youth and what we needed to do to help change the condition of our community. We agreed and disagreed passionately but the one thing we had in common … we shared a deep love for Black people and a commitment to do our best to spark minds and create change no matter how big or small.”
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“I think about what our conversations would be today. His words are still sooooo deeply relevant and inspiring as he watches from above as we march on. He would be so grateful for the courage and passion of the youth today,” Jada added in the caption.