A Tupac letter about dumping Madonna is up for auction with a starting bid of $100,000. The letter, dated January 15, 1995, was sent from prison.

Online auction site Gotta Have Rock and Roll is putting up for auction a letter sent by Tupac to Madonna, from prison, in which he was explaining to ex-girlfriend Madonna why he called it quits and was offering his friendship. The auction will take place between July 18 to July 28 and the starting price is $100,000.

According to TMZ, who first reported the news, a previous Tupac letter has sold for over $170,000, so this one is expected to be priced at a lot more, too.

Its content reveals a twisted reason for which Tupac left Madonna, though. It appears that the late rapper gave it much though before penning down the words. “I was struggling to find all the answers so that I wouldn’t leave any unanswered questions”, he wrote. He apologized to Madonna for not being “the kind of friend I know I am capable of being” and proceeded to explain why they had stopped being an item anymore.

“For you to be seen with a black man wouldn’t in any way jeopardize your career”, he said, adding: “For meat 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.”

“I never meant to hurt you”, the rapper continued.

You can read the letter here.

Madonna stayed mum about having dated Tupac for decades. In was only in March of 2015 that she revealed to Howard Stern her romance with the hip hop star. She said they were introduced in 1993 by actress and common friend Rosie Perez and they were an item for over two years.


Tupac and Madonna started dating three years before he was shot dead, in 1996.