Madonna may have secretly visited Tupac Shakur in jail after the rapper wrote her a letter explaining the reason why he ended their relationship, according to court documents obtained by DailyMailTV.
The handwritten note was penned in 1995 when Shakur was locked up for charges surrounding a sexual assault case and given to Madonna after the two had gone their separate ways.
Court papers said the Tupac letter was expected to fetch up to $400,000.
Shakur, then 23, wrote that he had ended their romance because he felt that dating a white woman could jeopardize his career but pleaded with the then 37-year-old to speak face-to-face with him.
After receiving the letter, Madonna possibly left her New York City apartment to visit Shakur, who was just a few miles uptown at Rikers Island.
The revelation comes as Madonna, 59, has halted the sale of the revealing letter and other items, including her ‘personally worn panties’, which are up for auction.
Also, among the more than 100 items Madonna is seeking to remove from the auction are a pair of her panties, an old checkbook, a hairbrush and personal photos.
The auction is hosted by Gotta Have It! Collectibles and in July, a judge halted the sale of 22 items.
Manhattan state Supreme Court Judge Gerald Leibovitz ordered Gotta Have It! Collectibles to pull the personal items from its rock-and-roll-themed auction.
The Material Girl had earlier sought an emergency court order saying she was ‘shocked to learn’ of the planned online auction of the Tupac letter and had no idea it was no longer in her possession.
In a deposition, Madonna acknowledged that she read and received the letter from Shakur while she was staying at her New York City apartment, according to New York court documents.
But the musician skirted around the question of whether or not she visited the rapper while he was locked up, stating: ‘I’m not answering that question.’
When the lawyer pressed further on the visitation matter, she curtly responded: ‘It’s not relevant to this letter.’
The two-and-a-half paged note was written by Shakur 18 months before he was gunned down and killed in Los Angeles in 1996.
Here is Tupac full letter to Madonna:
‘I’ve waited a long time 2 finally write 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.
‘For you to be seen with a black man wouldn’t in any way jeopardize your career, if anything it would make you seem 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. I never meant to hurt you.
‘An interview where you said “I’m off to rehabilitate all the rappers and basketball players” or something to that effect, those words cut me deep, seeing as I’d never known for you to be with any rappers besides myself.
‘It was at this moment out of hurt and natural instinct to strike back and defend my heart and ego that I said a lot of things.
‘In the time since, as you can see, I have grown both spiritually and mentally.
‘It no longer matters how I’m perceived. Please understand my previous position as that of a young man with limited experience with an extremely famous sex symbol.
‘I offer my friendship once again this time much stronger and focused. If you are still interested I would like to further discuss this with you but some of it couldn’t wait. I felt compelled to tell you… just in case anything happened 2 me.
‘Please Be Careful Madonna.
‘Everyone is not as honorable as they seem. There are those whose hearts bleed with evil and envy. They would not hesitate to do you harm! Let my five bullets be proof of that!
‘Ps If there is any information you can share with me regarding Jack and crew please do, it could well be a matter of life and death.
‘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. It’s funny but this experience has taught me not to take time for granted.’