On July 16, 1995, Tupac wrote this letter to Desiree Smith from the prison.
Autograph letter signed (“2PAC”), 1 p, Dannemora, New York, postmarked July 16, 1995, to Desiree Smith. Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope, also in Tupac’s hand. Together with an autograph note, 2 pp, on Beverly Hills Hotel stationery.
Tupac writes to Desiree, “I hope U R doing well out there w [sic] / the world of fakes, snakes, & snitchez [sic]. As 4 / me, shit I’m still me til they kill me.” He writes that he has resolved his problems with his wife and that she knows about his relationship with Desiree. He asks Desiree to visit him in prison that weekend, saying that she can call Keisha for help with the arrangements.
The note on Beverly Hills Hotel stationery is inscribed on the verso, “Desiree,” and on the recto, “2 Dez / A small gift / 4 being there / 4 this thug / nigga here! / [smiley face].” This note may date from Tupac’s time in Los Angeles after his release from prison, though he was staying at the Peninsula at that time.
Letter: 8 x 10 3/8 in.; Note: 4 x 5 1/2 in.