Tupac Shakur wrote a letter that showed he was not so sure about his relationship with his then girlfriend Madonna. Tupac Shakur and the pop-star Madonna reportedly met and had a love affair in 1993.
On January 15, 1995, Shakur wrote a letter from prison that revealed he was breaking up with Madonna and her race was a big factor of the breakup.
“For you to be seen with a black man wouldn’t in any way jeopardize your career – if anything it would make you seem that much more open and exciting,” Shakur wrote.
“But for me, at least in my previous perception, I felt due to my ‘image,’ I would be letting down half of the people who made me what I thought I was. I never meant to hurt you.”
Tupac Shakur, who was 25 when he was killed in 1996, showed how disappointed he was after listening to Madonna in an interview say that, in the past, she had dated rappers and “basketball players” to try to “rehabilitate” them. “Those words cut me deep seeing as how I had never known you to be with any rappers besides myself,” Shakur said.
“It was at this moment out of hurt and natural instinct to strike back and defend my hurt and ego that I said a lot of things.”
Tupac Shakur’s letter will be auctioned online at Gotta Have Rock and Roll, and the preview of the auction will begin on July 12th, with the online auction for the public beginning on July 19 and ending on July 28. In a statement about the letter to Huffington Post, Gotta Have Rock and Roll reps Ed Kosinski and Pete Siegel explained it as, “the most iconic music-related letter to ever come to public auction.”
The letter will have a starting bid of $100k.
Shakur wrote another letter in 2016 which proved his stay in prison made over $170k.