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Did Tupac Shakur and Jada Pinkett Smith have a relationship?

TUPAC Shakur would have been 50 years old today had he lived to see this birthday.

The rapper was born on June 16, 1971, in Harlem in New York City, and died at 25 years old when he was fatally shot. Friends and fans are remembering him on what would have been his birthday, including Jada Pinkett Smith, who shared a previously private poem of his.

Did Tupac Shakur and Jada Pinkett Smith have a relationship?

Tupac and Jada attended The Baltimore School of Arts together in the 1980s, according to Insider. 

In an interview with The Breakfast Club in early 2020, Jada’s now-husband, Will Smith, admitted their friendship made him jealous. 

When host Charlamagne Tha God asked Will if he was ever jealous of "the love Jada had for Tupac,” the Fresh Prince actor replied, “F--k yea.”

Were Tupac Shakur and Jada Pinkett Smith ever together?

“That was in the early days," Will continued. 

“That was a big regret for me. They grew up together but they never had a sexual relationship but now they had come into that age where that was a possibility, and Jada was with me."

"I was deeply insecure and I wasn't man enough to handle that relationship," he confessed.

What was the Tupac Shakur poem Jada Pinkett Smith shared?

In an Instagram video shared Tuesday before his birthday Wednesday, Jada spoke a little bit about the friendship she shared with the rapper.

"Over the years, Pac wrote me many letters and many poems,” the Red Table Talk host explained. “I don't think this one has ever been published, honestly.”

“I was like, 'I don't think he would have minded if I shared this with you guys.' "

She thought the poem might be the original concept for his song "Lost Souls," and theorized that he may have written it while imprisoned on Rikers Island in New York.

Lost Soulz - T. Shakur

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

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."

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