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    Jada Pinkett Smith Unveiled A Never-Before-Seen Poem By Tupac, And It's Just As Beautiful As You'd Think

    "Let me live to see what was gold in me / Before it is all too late."

    Jada Pinkett Smith and Tupac Shakur's relationship has long been a topic of discussion. The two were high school classmates at the Baltimore School for the Arts, Tupac played Jada's still head-over-heels in love ex-boyfriend on A Different World, and their platonic friendship is one that has been both admired and envied by many, including Jada's husband, Will Smith.

    "That was a huge loss I my life," Jada once said of Tupac, who was killed in 1996. "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."

    In honor of his memory and what would have been the rapper's 50th birthday, Jada shared a never-before-seen poem Tupac wrote.

    In her video, Jada speculates that the poem, which is titled "Lost Soulz," is the original concept behind the song of the same name on Tupac's album, Gang Related – The Soundtrack.

    You can read the full poem below:

    Some say nothing gold can last forever

    And 2 believe this I need no 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 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

    "Let’s remember him for that which we loved most … his way with words," Jada shared in her caption.

    With the legacy that he left behind, which continues to inspire people to this day, Tupac will definitely be remembered.