Drake has emerged as the mysterious bidder who secured Tupac’s custom gold ring for a staggering $1 million. This Tupac’s gold ring held significance as he adorned it during his final public appearance, adding to its allure.
In recent weeks, Drake has been surprising fans with his eclectic ventures. Not only did he announce the release of a poetry book, “Titles Ruin Everything, A Stream of Consciousness” co-authored by Kenza Samir and himself, but he also revealed plans for an accompanying album named “For All the Dogs,” which is eagerly awaited by his followers.
During an interview at Sidetalk, where Drake showcased the New York one-minute street show from the strip club Starlets, he proudly displayed the iconic pinkie ring. “I’m wearin’ Pac’s ring,” he declared, leading to a buzz of excitement among the audience.
This noticeable look showed that Drake had successfully offered $1.02 million to buy Tupac’s unique crown-shaped ring. The prestigious auction house, Sotheby’s, confirmed Drake as the buyer, making this acquisition one of the most valuable music-related artifacts ever sold at auction. Encrusted with diamonds and rubies, the piece was initially designed for Tupac after his affiliation with Death Row Records during his time in jail. The ring holds the legacy of the late rapper and was last seen on him during the MTV Video Music Awards on September 4, 1996.
Cassandra Hatton, Sotheby’s Global Head of Science and Popular Culture, praised the ring’s significance, stating that it is a testament to Tupac’s lasting influence on Hip Hop.
However, it is not the first time that Drake has paid homage to hip-hop legends. In a music video for his song “Jumbotron Shit Poppin,” he adorned himself with jewelry once owned by Pharrell Williams, displaying an impressive collection worth $2.6 million. Among the items was a 14-karat, three-tone N.E.R.D. pendant chain, showcasing Drake’s appreciation for the genre’s history.
Drake’s unexpected actions and ventures have kept the world on its toes, and his acquisition of Tupac’s custom ring cements his place as a connoisseur of hip-hop culture and its illustrious past.