However, the marriage was annulled shortly after he was released from jail.
By the time of Shakur’s death, he had become engaged again—this time to Quincy Jones’ daughter Kidada Jones.
When Madonna revealed earlier this year that she dated Tupac, a few eyebrows were raised.
“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.”The New York rapper acknowledged that he knew he had caused the Michigan-born “Material Girl” heartache, writing that he “never meant to hurt” her.
He also apologized for not being “the kind of friend I know I am capable of being.”Shakur ended the letter extending an olive branch to Madonna and requesting an opportunity to speak with her “face-to-face.”“I don’t know how you feel about visiting me.
Luckily for listeners, the "Living for Love" singer was in a sharing mood when she appeared on Howard Stern's Sirius XM radio show Wednesday.
At one point during their 83-minute conversation, Madonna revealed that she once dated rapper Tupac Shakur.
The couple had been living together for four months before he was murdered in Las Vegas in September 1996.
She's one of the most famous women in the world, but even Madonna has her secrets.
In a handwritten letter the rapper wrote during his final prison bid in 1995, Shakur explained why he was forced to end his blossoming relationship with Madonna.
The letter, which is slated to go on auction with a starting bid of 0,000 on July 19, was revealed publically for the first time by TMZ. In the heartfelt letter, dated January 15, 1995, at a.m., Shakur blamed their racial differences for their breakup.“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 and exciting,” he wrote.
But if you could find it in your heart I would love to speak face-to-face with you,” he wrote.
“It’s funny, but this experience has taught me not to take time for granted.”It’s unclear if Tupac and Madonna ever had that meeting.
Madonna had plenty of other anecdotes at the ready.