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1620882_10152848779006320_824624057679834520_nJada Pinkett Smith was caught up in her feelings this weekend and posted an extremely personal Facebook message about Tupac and her thoughts on genocide. She also included a photo with the late rapper.

It reads:

I’m having a deeply reflective Saturday.

In this picture I’m flanked by two extremely close friends of mine…Tupac and Maxine. They both died tragically not too far apart from one another. I flipped through more pictures of my youth only to come across at least 6 other friends who had been taken from this world…violently. I can’t even count acquaintances. There was a time all that loss felt like the norm; today it felt unnatural, strange, downright wrong. Half of my life was surviving a war zone…genocide. I’m grateful for what I have survived. GratefuI that I can spend an evening with Fallon playing a pie in the face game. Grateful I didn’t become a statistic like I often thought I would. Grateful that my own children don’t have to confront the loss and violence in their neighborhood in the way their parents had to. But, I also feel helpless, a bit depressed that there are so many of us who still do. And it feels like it’s only gotten and getting worse.

I’m hurting today.

Love you guys.


Source: Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Page