Madonna has lost an appeal in court to block the sale of a breakup letter from Tupac Shakur.
Pac reportedly broke up with her back in 1995 by letter, citing racial differences:
"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," he 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."
Madonna sued online auctioneer Gotta Have It! Collectibles and former art consultant Darlene Lutz. The international pop star claims that some of her possessions — including the letter, satin panties and a hairbrush with her blond strands — went missing during her 2004 after she moved from Miami. The items then appeared on the website in 2017.
The case was tossed by a judge last year, citing statute of limitations but Madonna then appealed the decision.
Madonna brought her case to the Appellate Division, First Department, which denied her appeal this week.
“We feel that the court came to the absolutely correct decision and it’s good to know that justice is blind to things like celebrity and that facts will prevail,” said Hartley Bernstein, the lawyer for Lutz and the company.