The 22-year-old letter shows 2Pac in a reflective space where he confesses how he believed their relationship would damage his career and “image.”
Quoting from the letter itself, Pac wrote, “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,” the letter reads. “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.”
2pac went on to reference an interview where Madonna had supposedly said, “I’m off to rehabilitate all the rappers & basketball players.” In response, 2pac replied, “Those words cut me deep seeing how I had never known you to be with any rappers besides myself.”
In Madonna’s defense, she has had a history of using black figures in her songs/videos, one of which you can watch below:
The three-page letter will be auctioned off July 19-28 by Gotta Have It Rock and Roll, with a starting bid of $100,000, but is expected to go for more.