Tupac Shakur’s words have gone on to breathe life into fans long after the rapper’s untimely death. His lyrics, now received as gospel by many, are worth a pretty penny to anyone willing to pony up the cash.
According to reports, an old high school classmate is auctioning off a love letter written to her by ‘Pac to the tune of $35,000. Nicknamed Beethoven because of her ability to play the piano, Pac writes about heartbreak and being unafraid to speak his truth.
“As u will soon find out, I do not spare words, I say what I feel,” Pac writes. “So if something I say scares u please don’t panic because I tend 2 get over emotional.”
The woman who received the love letter is the one selling it, along with one from her to the late rapper that explains their relationship. This isn’t the first time some of Tupac’s memorabilia has been auctioned off. A letter from prison written by the Death Row signee was sold for nearly $225,000. However the woman who received the letter says the ‘Pac that died wasn’t the one she went to high school with.
I didn’t know the man who tattooed ‘Thug Life’ on his chest and who was gunned down on a Las Vegas street,” she says now. “I never really cared for the music he recorded—it was nothing like those freestyles in front of our school. I knew the kid who loved Prince, and candles and had a broken heart.”
Read ‘Pac’s heartfelt words below.
This article was previously posted in VIBE Magazine.