- The letter will be up for auction
- Madonna said in 2015 the pair dated
In a note to Madonna, reportedly written by Shakur while he was serving time in prison in 1995, he acknowledges ending their romantic relationship because of her race.
“For you to be seen using a black man wouldn’t in any way jeopardize your career, if anything the idea would certainly make you seem in which much more open as well as exciting,” Tupac wrote. “however for me at least in my previous perception I felt due to my ‘image’ in which I would certainly be letting down half of the people who made me what I thought I was.”
Shakur apologized to Madonna from the letter, adding “I never meant to hurt you.”
Madonna has not commented publicly about Shakur’s alleged remarks, however spoke about her relationship with him in a 2015 interview with Howard Stern.
The singer said Shakur was partly responsible for her expletive-laden appearance on “The Late Show” in 1994.
“He got me all riled up about life in general, so when I went on the show I was feeling very gangster,” she said.
Shakur was shot as well as killed in 1996.
Last month, Madonna posted a throwback photo of herself with Shakur in honor of what would certainly have been his birthday.
“Happy Birthday Tupac,” she wrote from the caption. “Not sure what my dumb a** facial expression will be all about. Maybe we were at the circus.”