Madonna’s love letter from Tupac Shakur is finally going on the auctioneer’s block.
Queen of Pop Madonna and American rapper Tupac used to date back in 1993. Both the stars shared a lot in common at a professional and personal level which made Pac write a letter to Madonna in 1995.
Tupac wrote the break-up letter from the prison cell. He was worried by the perception he might receive by dating an ‘older white woman’. So he called it off…
The letter asks Madonna for her friendship and asks if she’d visit him in prison so they could talk about it face to face.
The letter reads, “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. 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’ve waited a long time to finally write this. Mainly because I was struggling to find all the answers so that I wouldn’t leave any unanswered questions. First and foremost I must apologize to you because, as you said, I haven’t been the kind of friend I know I am capable of being.”
Tupac ends the letter by pleading with the singer to ‘be careful,’ “Everyone is not as honourable as they seem. There are those whose hearts bleed with envy and evil. They would not hesitate to do you harm! Let my five bullets be proof of that,” the rapper added.
Madonna in 2017 tried to halt an auction of the letter and other personal belongings owned by Tupac.
Madonna said, “The fact that I have attained celebrity status as a result of success in my career does not obviate my right to maintain my privacy, including with regard to highly personal items”.
The New York State Appeals Court ruled Madonna can’t sue her former friend Darlene Lutz for selling the letter to an online auction house.
Tupac’s letter value has soared, with experts predicting it will be sold for in excess of $300k. The opening bid alone is $100k which is set by memorabilia company Gotta Have Rock & Roll.
The auction will go under the hammer on 17th July.