There are actually was a time when rapper Tupac Shakur and Material Girl Madonna dated. The odd couple were pretty smitten, though those flames soon died a natural death. Now, just after the release of the biopic of the slain rapper, All Eyez On Me, a private three page love letter written by Tupac to Madonna is up for auction. TMZ managed to get its hands on the letter, and has only printed parts of the emotions penned down.
One of the surprising points written in the letter by Tupac is that he felt he couldn’t continue dating Madonna, since she was the sex symbol of the time and also because she was white. Though that is reverse racism, for Shakur, he was an icon for the African-American community, and he felt that it wouldn’t bode well for him if he was with a white woman. He says in the letter, “For you to be seen with a black man wouldn’t in any way jeopardize you 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.”
He goes on: “First and foremost, I must apologize to you because like you said I haven’t been the kind of friend I know I am capable of being. An interview where you said ‘I’m off to rehabilitate all the rappers and basketball players’ or something to that effect, those words cut me deep seeing how I had never known you to be with any rappers besides myself. It was at this moment our of hurt & a natural instinct to strike back and defend my heart & ego that I said a lot of things.”
“Please understand my previous position as that of a young man with limited experience with [an] extremely famous sex symbol.”
The letter was written back on January 15, 1995 at around 4:30am while Tupac was incarcerated at Clinton Correction Facility on sexual assault charges. Tupac’s letter to Madonna is currently at Gotta Have Rock and Roll and is on auction for a whopping $100,000.