The radio host asked the singer about a contentious interview she once had with David Letterman in the ’90s, and Madonna attributed her sour mood to the late rapper.“I was dating Tupac Shakur at the time, and the thing is he got me all riled up on life in general,” she said.
But let the record show: A newly revealed letter from the rapper to the pop icon sheds new light on the reality (and depth of feeling) of their romance.
“Please understand my previous position as that of a young man with limited experience with [an] extremely famous sex symbol.” He later offered to stay friends and warned her against those who are “not as honorable as they seem.” The note ends with a request that she come and visit.
Hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur was embroiled in a feud between East Coast and West Coast rappers and was murdered in a drive-by shooting in 1996, leaving behind an influential musical legacy at the age of 25.
Dated January 15, 1995, at a.m., the letter, published in part by TMZ, was written during Tupac’s stint in prison at the Clinton Correctional Facility.
The three-page love letter, which is partially redacted, mentions a fight that took place between the two of them and the pressures that Tupac felt while dating someone as famous as the Material Girl.“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,” he wrote.