Hollywood star Jada Pinkett Smith has posted a never-before-seen poem written for her by deceased rapper Tupac Shakur, who would have turned 50 on Wednesday.

The pair were close friends, and Pinkett Smith uploaded a video showing the poem to her Instagram account.
“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,” wrote Pinkett Smith.
“Here are a few you may have never heard before Happy ‘you goin’n to be 50 at midnight’ Birthday Pac! I got next.”
In the Instagram video Pinkett Smith shows viewers the poem, titled “Lost Soulz,” written on lined paper. She says she doesn’t think it has ever been published, before reading it aloud.

Lost Soulz

By T. Shakur

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