AceShowbiz - Tupac Shakur would have been 50 on Wednesday, June 16. To remember the late rapper, fellow celebrities took to social media to pay tribute to the "All Eyez on Me" hitmaker. Among those who celebrated Tupac's life was Jada Pinkett Smith, who shared a never-before-seen poem by Tupac for her.
Jada shared the poem, which was written by Tupac himself, on her Instagram account. Titled "Lost Soulz", 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 poem continues. Concluding his letter, Pac wrote, "Yours, Tupac."
In the caption of the post, meanwhile, Jada wrote, "Tupac Amaru Shakur would have been 50 midnight tonight! 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."
While it was sweet, Internet users could not help but troll Jada's husband over Jada's endless affection towards Tupac. "Prayers for Jada Pinkett Smith today, its the love her life's birthday and she gotta look at her husband," one person tweeted. "Will Smith has been Jada's rebound for nearly 3 decades now," another person joked, while someone else said, "Jada probably gets Will to sing happy birthday to Pac."
Alongside a picture of a truck labeled "PAIN", another troll wrote, "Will Smith's delivery every 2Pac birthday." Not everyone clowned Will though, as someone defended the "Aladdin" star, writing, "Ppl are so insecure and immature it's crazy. They are really tryna clown Will Smith?! How?! He is a solid king for allowing Jada room to love 2pac past this life and still loving her in this one. Love doesn’t just end bc a person dies [eyerolling emoji]. ppl so trash."
Meanwhile, one person was more focused on the letter as the user wondered, "I'm just trying to figure out how after 25 years Tupac handwriting on that poem to Jada look fresh."