The gold, ruby, and diamond crown ring that Tupac Shakur wore throughout his last public look on the 1996 VMAs now formally belongs to Drake.
Tupac’s godmother Yaasmyn Fula auctioned the ring — which the late rapper additionally designed himself not lengthy earlier than his loss of life — this week at Sotheby’s. After Drake flaunted the ring on his Instagram story in celebration of his collaborator Travis Scott’s new file Utopia, Sotheby’s confirmed in a press launch to Consequence that Drake had, in truth, bought the bling for $1.01 million. Initially estimated at a excessive of $300,000, it’s now probably the most invaluable hip-hop artifact ever offered at public sale, in addition to the one one to promote for over $1 million.
“This one-of-a-kind, customized ring was meticulously designed by Tupac and is among the many last merchandise of his boundless artistic vitality — a novel artifact from a time period that could be a testomony to his enduring affect on each hip-hop and world up to date tradition. We’re thrilled that this distinctive piece has entered a brand new chapter within the fingers of one other legendary artist.”
Drake has lengthy collected hip-hop memorabilia, and is keen on customized bling of his personal — nonetheless, we’re unsure if the necklace he made final yr out of 42 engagement rings may have fairly as a lot resale worth as Pac’s items.
Drake (and, presumably, his new ring) is within the midst of his “It’s All A Blur Tour,” and you may seize tickets to approaching reveals by way of StubHub,