A handwritten letter penned by Tupac Shakur reveals he called off his relationship with Madonna because she was white. TMZ obtained the letter written by Pac from his prison cell in 1995, which is set to go on sale at Gotta Have Rock and Roll later this month with a starting bid of $100,000.
In the letter, Pac writes, “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.”
The rapper, whose mother Afeni Shakur was an active member of the Black Panther Party wrote, adding: “I never meant to hurt you.”
“Can you understand that?”: he added.
“It was at this moment out of hurt and natural instinct to strike back and defend my heart and ego that I said a lot of things.”
With another section blurred, the West Coast legend wrote: “Can you feel me?”
“In the time since, as you can see, I have grown both spiritually and mentally. It no longer matters how I’m perceived. Please understand my previous position as that of a young man with limited experience with an extremely famous sex symbol.”
“I offer my friendship once again this time much stronger and focused. If you are still interested I would like to further discuss this with you but some of it couldn’t wait.”
The letter will be going up for auction starting July 19th. You can read the letter in full here.