Despite passing away more than 20 years ago, Tupac Shakur persists in the mind of many artists and fans who loved his music and the man himself. There is still so much people don’t know about the rapper and now, a rare handwritten note by Shakur is giving fans another dose of this rapper. And showing another side of him too.
It is unclear how the handwritten letter resurfaced. What is known is that the rapper wrote it in prison when he was serving a sentence for sexual assault. The letter is set to be auctioned and it is expected to bring in more than $100,000.
In the letter, the rapper apologizes to Madonna. He explains to her that he ended their short relationship because of her race. “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,” Shakur wrote in the note, dated January 15th, 1995 at 4:30am.
Shakur admits to taking his time before writing the letter to Madonna. “I've waited a long time 2 finally writes this. Mainly because I was struggling to find all the answers so that I wouldn't leave any unanswered questions. 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.”
In the letter, the rapper also admits that Madonna “shattered his ego” when she talked about dating multiple rappers at the same time. He wrote, referring to how she had said that she was “off to rehabilitate all the rappers and basketball players or something to that effect.”
“I don't know how you feel about visiting me,” he writes. “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.”
“If there is any information you can share with me regarding Jack and crew, please do,” Shakur adds. “It could very well be a matter of life and death.” Moreover, the rapper warns Madonna to “please be careful.”
There is no word yet if Madonna was the one to release the letter. Or for that matter, if she had ever read it before. What is clear is how eerie this letter is in that the rapper foreshadows his own early death.