Madonna isn’t exactly shy when it comes to her personal life – but even she has a limit. And now, one auction house has taken it a step too far.
Famous auction house Gotta Have Rock has been approached by US Judge, Justice Gerald Lebovits, who has banned them from selling personal items of the Material Girl, Madonna. Although he has set a full hearing for September 6, the auction house is unable to continue the auction in the meantime and will be calling a halt to the bids.
Some of the items currently up for auction are a pair of Madonna’s underwear, private photos, a hairbrush and a breakup letter from the legendary rapper, Tupac Shakur. Madonna has since reported that these items had not been given to the auction site by herself, but rather stolen by a previous friend of hers.
The most intriguing item within the lot is the breakup letter from Tupac, which was written on 15 January 1995 – just a year and a half before he was murdered. At the time of writing, both of the musicians were at the height of their fame and entangled in competition and emotions. Although it was made public two years ago that Madonna and Tupac had entered into a relationship, the finer details behind the breakup were a gray area. Until now.
Tupac wrote the letter during a stint in the New York Clinton Correctional Facility, writing,
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. But for me at least in my previous perception, I felt due to my ‘image’ that I would be letting down half of the people who made me what I thought I was. Like you said, I haven’t been the kind of friend I know I am capable of being. I never meant to hurt you.
As the news of these items reaches fans and Madonna herself, it seems fingers are pointing towards art dealer and former friend of Madonna, Darlene Dotz.
It seems obvious that Defendant Lutz betrayed my trust in an outrageous effort to obtain my possessions without my knowledge.
Madonna has since brought together some of the biggest legal names in the business to contend the auction and the sale of her personal items, some of which contain her own DNA.
I understand that my DNA could be extracted from a piece of my hair. It is outrageous and grossly offensive that my DNA could be auctioned for sale to the general public.
While the auction has been put on hold, we will have to wait until September 6 to see what the hearing reveals.