Drake, the acclaimed rap artist, has an already impressive and extensive jewelry collection that boasts a myriad of rare and exclusive pieces. And now, it seems that his collection has reached an unprecedented level of uniqueness with the latest addition, a historically significant item that has set a groundbreaking record in the world of Hip-Hop auctions.
The remarkable acquisition in question is none other than Tupac Shakur's iconic yellow gold crown piece, a symbol of immense cultural significance. Recently, the prestigious auction house, Sotheby's, made a resounding announcement on Tuesday (July 25), revealing that this prized possession of Tupac's had been sold for a staggering $1.02 million, making it the most valuable Hip-Hop artifact ever to be sold at auction.
This extraordinary crown ring was personally designed by the legendary rapper himself, adorned with an exquisite ensemble of 10 carats of cabochon rubies and nearly five carats of dazzling diamonds. To add even more sentimental value to the piece, it bears a heartwarming inscription "Pac & Dada 1996," commemorating Tupac's engagement to Kidada Jones, the beloved daughter of the music icon, Quincy Jones.
While the identity of the fortunate and affluent buyer remains undisclosed by the auction house, it has come to light that the crown ring has now found its way into the possession of one of the biggest stars in the realm of Hip-Hop. The excitement and intrigue surrounding this extraordinary piece of history escalated further when Drake himself took to his Instagram Story on Thursday, using the platform to promote his newest track collaboration with Travis Scott, titled "Meltdown," from the highly anticipated and freshly released album, Utopia.
Drake Bought Tupac Shakur’s Ring for a $1 Million 💵😳 pic.twitter.com/784WG8AYb5— WhatsOnRap (@whatsonrap) July 28, 2023