December 05, 2023

Rapper Drake has emerged as the new owner of Tupac Shakur's iconic crown ring, secured at auction for over $1 million. The custom-designed ring, worn by Shakur at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards shortly before his tragic death, features the inscription "Pac & Dada 1996," commemorating his engagement to Kidada Jones.

Drake confirmed his purchase on Instagram, and Sotheby's, the auction house, verified the acquisition. The ring surpassed its $300,000 estimate, setting a record as the most valuable hip-hop artifact ever auctioned, and the sole one to exceed $1 million.

The design reflects Tupac's self-coronation, influenced by medieval European kings' crowns, symbolizing survival and resilience in a tumultuous life.

The investigation into Tupac's murder, which occurred nearly three decades ago, remains ongoing, with recent developments including a search of a Nevada home in connection with the case.

Last week, Las Vegas police disclosed their exploration of a residence linked to the investigation, owned by Duane Keith Davis, who has been associated with the murder of Tupac Shakur.

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