Late hip-hop icon 2Pac pulled the plug on his romance with pop diva Madonna over her color. New reports claim a past prison letter reveals race played a central role in their 90’s split.

In a letter set for auction later this month at $100,000, Pac dishes on the impact their relationship would have on society and his image.

The rapper poured out his heart to the singer in an extremely revealing letter he wrote in jail. Tupac writes, “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.” The legend then confesses, “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.” It’s an amazing letter. Tupac clearly knows he devastated Madonna by the rejection, saying, “I never meant to hurt you.” (TMZ)

Coincidentally, rap star 50 Cent put up a since-deleted Instagram post this week about black men dating white women.

A few days ago, model Amber Rose responded to rapper Kodak Black discussing his preference to avoid dating dark-skinned women.

Smh this really makes me so sad. Being a "yellowbone" 🙄 mixed light-skinned woman I know unfortunately that Modeling jobs, boys and opportunities came to me easier but did not realize that until I got older. Growing up in Philly I went to an all black school. I was the "white girl" The one that the boys DIDN'T like, The girl that wasn't as cool as the brown skinned girls. Black was the thing to be! 😍 But for me my mom was my only black parent, my dad was as white as snow and I came out just as light as him. I would lay out in the sun and try to get as dark as I could. I would look at all of the beautiful dark skinned girls in my class and wish that I could wear bright color shirts like they did but it never quite looked as good on my complexion…… but the Brown skinned girls would pick on me, pull my hair and want to fight me for no reason? Why tho?! I loved them! I wanted to be them! Little did I know at such a young age society was teaching them to hate me. Society was telling these girls that they weren't as beautiful as me because of their complexion. They were too strong and too outspoken. It was OK for men to have sex with them behind closed doors but not OK to have them on their arm. As if light skinned girls were some type of trophy for a man, it was a social status smh. Insinuating that he had money or he just had a "bad bitch". I wanted to be them and they wanted to be me. Getting older I found myself always battling racism and feminism, asking directors why isn't there any dark skinned girls in the music videos I was featured in? Even when I was Stripper maybe there were 1 or 2 brown skinned girls that would get hired because they didn't want the club to be too "Black" 😔 I can't help that I was born with light skin but I am a woman before anything else! We need to stick together as women and educate society, educate men like this with black mothers! Not let men/people dictate what type of woman is in style or more beautiful. We are all smart and capable of being great! No matter where we come from or what complexion we are! If no one tells you you're beautiful I'm here to tell you that you are! 😍 let's change the stigma I love you all – Muva

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Last week, the rap rookie delved into his preference in light skinned ladies.

“I conduct myself like I am an average person because I am an average person so I can say what I want when I want to say it. If it was you, you can say I like skinny people, I like fat boys. So I can say I like dark skinned women or I like light skin women. I can say what I want. … I love all my fans. It’s some beautiful Black women out there, it’s just not my preference to deal with a dark skinned woman. I’m already dark. I like light skinned women. … [Anything wrong with dark skin women?] No I have dark skin. But dark skin women are more difficult. I like light skin women. They are more sensitive.” (ESSENCE)