Many might not realize that Tupac and Madonna were an item at one point.
Their relationship wasn’t particularly lived out loud in public, but the recent release of a letter written by the “California Love” lyricist from prison has brought it to light.
In the letter, which was up for auction, the rapper appeared to be breaking up with the “Like A Virgin” singer because of her race.
“For you to be seen with a black man wouldn’t in any way jeopardize your career,” he confessed in the letter dated Jan. 15, 1995. “If anything it would make you seem that much more open and exciting.”
Madonna doesn’t want the letter to be sold, so she reportedly filed an emergency court order Tuesday to block gottahaverockandroll.com from auctioning it off. She’s also pushing to stop the sale of other personal memorabilia.
The veteran entertainer claims letters from her friend, Rosie O’Donnell, and several other handwritten notes to loved ones were never sold or gifted to anyone.
In the documents obtained by TMZ, Madonna says she was blindsided by the auction and that she never knew some of the items were no longer in her possession. She reportedly believes that former friend and art consultant, Darlene Lutz, betrayed her by taking them.
A New York City judge ordered the auction site to remove the items Tuesday evening.
“Madonna and her legal army have taken what we believe to be a completely baseless and meritless action to temporarily halt the sale of Ms. Lutz’s legal property,” a spokeperson for the Gotta Have Rock and Roll website said. “We believe that her intent is nothing more than to besmirch the good reputations of the auction house and Ms. Lutz. Madonna’s allegations will be vigorously challenged and refuted in a court of law in due course.”