Someone really wanted a piece of Hip-Hop history.
Notorious B.I.G.’s King Of New York crown sold for $594,750 at a Sotheby’s auction on Tuesday.
The crown is plastic but significant. Biggie wore the crown in the famous photo shoot that happened 3 days before he was killed in 1997. It also has the signatures of BIG and the photographer Barron Claibourne.
The crown was predicted to sell for $200,000 to $300,000.
A handwritten love letter from Tupac sold for $60,000 at the first-ever all Hip-Hop auction.