In a handwritten prison letter from behind bars, Tupac Shakur confessed to Madonna why he ended their brief romantic relationship.
In the letter from prison dated January 15, 1995, Shakur breaks up with Madonna, citing her race as a factor.
"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," he wrote. "I never meant to hurt you."
Parts of the letter have been blurred out.
"An interview where you said 'I'm off to rehabilitate all the rappers & basketball players' or something to that effect ... cut me deep," he added. "I had never known you to be with any rapper besides myself," the letter read.
It ends with, "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."
The letter is up for auction with a starting bid of $100,000.
Last month, Madonna posted a throwback photo of herself with Shakur in honor of what would have been his birthday.
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