Madonna is currently attempting a block of sale of a series of personal items she and slain rapper Tupac “2Pac” Shakur shared between them in their brief relationship in the mid-90’s. In court documents, the 59-year-old singer shared details of an “intensely personal” letter she received from 2Pac when he was imprisoned.
The New York Daily News writes that Madonna discusses the 1995 letter, saying that it was given to her by friends of 2Pac to her Manhattan residence. As part of her efforts to block an auction house from selling off items such as the letter and underwear, the singer says a former friend by the name of Darlene Lutz stole the items.
The Daily News writes:
“My recollection is that he had one of his friends hand deliver the letter to my home in Manhattan,” says the affidavit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court. “I also have a specific memory of reading the letter. In particular, I remember that he apologized to me. I never gave this letter away. It is intensely personal.”
Lutz pushed back against Madonna’s claims in a deposition in which she says the Queen of Pop never read her fan mail because she had no interest in her legions of followers.
“Madonna didn’t handle her fan mail. She didn’t care,” Lutz said in the Sept. 27 interview with Madonna lawyer Brendan O’Rourke.
The letter’s content has been made public since the summer, revealing that 2Pac essentially ended the relationship with Madonna due to him being a Black man and how it might clash with his image.