Written in January 1995, the note scrawled by the Changes performer called time on his relationship with the Material Girl, owing to the perception he might receive dating an ‘older white woman’. Tupac poured his heart out in the note, written while he was in prison, in which he asked Madonna for friendship and wondered whether she might visit him so they could speak face to face.
After years of back and forth, in which Madonna had demanded the letter be returned to her, it’s now due to be auctioned off next week, with bidding starting at $100,000 (£79,000).
In 2017 Madonna filed court documents which halted the auction of the sale of the letter by Darlene Lutz, claiming it had been stolen from her. However, last month, TMZ obtained court documents that claimed the case had been thrown out and the letter was free to be sold. It will now go under the hammer on 17 July, with pundits expecting it to fetch $300,000 (£239,000).