Tupac’s letter to Madonna goes to auction

The late rapper as well as the singer had dated prior to his death.

In a three-page handwritten note Shakur sent via prison in 1995, when he was 24 as well as she was then in her 30s, he wrote about their relationship as well as expressed regret to Madonna.

“I must apologize to you. Because like you said I haven’t been the kind of friend I know I am capable of being. Not because I am evil or because you weren’t worthy yet at the risk of sounding over dramatic, the effects of racism make that will difficult for a young black man to properly show affection for an older white woman,” Tupac wrote.

Shakur died the following year.

The letter is usually part of a block of personal items via Madonna being auctioned by Gotta Have Rock as well as Roll. The company obtained the items via Darlene Lutz, a former friend as well as consultant to the singer.

In 2017, bidding on the letter had reached $100,000, yet Madonna had filed an emergency court order over the auction as well as won a temporary block on the sale. She told a brand-new York City court her stardom “does not obviate my right to maintain my privacy, including with regard to highly personal items.”

The Manhattan Supreme Court later ruled the items were today property of the auction company, which opened the path for their sale.

The auction will open on July 17.

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