The “Changes” rapper dumped the Material Girl via a prison letter penned on Jan. 15, 1995, citing reasons of race and optics.
“For you to be seen with a black man wouldn’t in any way jeopardize your career, if anything it would make you seem that much more open & exciting,” Pac wrote. “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.”
Tupac went on to discuss an interview in which Madge hurt his feelings, and pointed to their differing levels of relationship experience as a source of insecurity.
Then there was this ominous warning: “Please be careful Madonna. Everyone is not as honorable as they seem. There are those whose hearts bleed with envy & evil. They would not hesitate to do you harm!”
The emcee concluded the correspondence by asking the pop star to visit him in the clink.