2Pac Break-Up Letter To Madonna Goes Up For Auction
Thu, 06 Jul 2017 14:19:34
In an interview with Howard Stern back in 2015 Madonna revealed that she had once dated Tupac Shakur. Stern was pressing Madonna to discuss a controversial interview which the celebrity had held on the David Letterman show back in the 1990's. Madonna blamed her unusual behavior on her being in a relationship with the rapper. "I was dating Tupac Shakur at the time, and the thing is he got me all riled up on life in general. So, when I went on the show, I was feeling very gangsta."
Since her interview with Stern there has been a great deal of skepticism in regard to Madonna's throw-away comment that linked the queen of pop with the king of rap at the time — speculating that her relationship with Shakur was little more than a fling. However, a recently-surfaced letter from Tupac to Madonna adds details that support her story.
Dated January 15th 1995, at 4.30 a.m. the rapper wrote to Madonna during his incarceration at the Clinton Correctional Facility.
"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," wrote Shakur. "An interview where you said 'I'm off to rehabilitate all the rappers & 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 out of hurt & and natural instinct to strike back and defend my heart & ego that I said a lot of things."
A percentage of the letter has been redacted, but the late rapper then went on to add, "Please understand my previous position as that of a young man with limited experience with [an] extremely famous sex symbol."
Shakur concluded his note with a request that Madonna consider visiting him in prison. "I don't know how you feel about visiting me but if you could find it in your heart, I would love to speak face to face with you. It's funny but this experience has taught me to not take time 4 granted."
Now, the famed letter is scheduled for auction at Gotta Have Rock and Roll. The starting bid is a mere $100,000 USD.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff