Drake has been revealed as the successful bidder for a magnificent gold ring studded with diamonds and rubies that Tupac Shakur adorned during his last public outing. According to an official press statement, he shelled out a staggering $1,016,000 for the ring at a Sotheby’s auction. The unique piece was a personal design of the late Shakur and was showcased at the MTV Video Music Awards in early September 1996. A glimpse of the stunning piece can be seen on Sotheby’s website.
The ring, with a projected selling price of at least $200,000, was part of the third Sotheby’s auction series devoted to items linked to the hip-hop world, timed to coincide with the genre’s 50th anniversary.
Amidst his ‘It’s All a Blur Tour’ with 21 Savage, Drake made this significant acquisition. He’s been hinting at the launch of a new album named ‘All the Dogs’, but a definitive release date remains unspecified. Drake has recently published a book of poetry and unveiled a new single called “Search & Rescue”. He’s collaborated on fresh content with artists like J Hus and Young Thug and participated in an ‘On the Radar Radio Freestyle’ with Central Cee.
Drake was also featured as a guest on “Meltdown”, a track from Travis Scott’s Utopia, where he’s believed to have subtly criticized Pharrell Williams. In his rap verse, “Since V not around, the members done hung up the Louis/They not even wearing that shit/Don’t come to the boy ’bout repairing some shit,” Drake seemingly criticizes Pharrell’s role as Louis Vuitton’s creative director of menswear following the passing of Virgil Abloh in 2021. Additionally, it’s speculated that Drake, in his ongoing feud with Pusha T, indirectly suggests that he would have confronted Williams and Pusha T at a fashion show in Paris if not for a lawsuit he was facing from Vogue over a promotional campaign for ‘Her Loss’. Notably, Pharrell shares co-writing credits with Scott and Kid Cudi on Utopia’s “Looove”.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Drake’s Sotheby’s Auction Purchase
What did Drake buy at the Sotheby’s auction?
Drake bought a gold, ruby, and diamond ring previously owned by Tupac Shakur at a Sotheby’s auction for $1,016,000.
When and where did Tupac Shakur wear the ring Drake bought?
Tupac Shakur wore the ring during his final public appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards in early September 1996.
What was the expected selling price of Shakur’s ring?
The ring Shakur designed was expected to sell for at least $200,000.
What is the significance of the auction where Drake bought the ring?
The auction was part of a series dedicated to articles from the world of hip-hop, marking the 50th anniversary of the genre.
What is Drake’s recent project?
Drake is currently on his ‘It’s All a Blur Tour’ with 21 Savage and he’s been teasing the release of a new album titled ‘All the Dogs’.
Who did Drake supposedly criticize in his rap verse on Utopia’s “Meltdown”?
In his rap verse on Utopia’s “Meltdown”, Drake reportedly criticizes Pharrell Williams, who took over as Louis Vuitton’s creative director of menswear after the death of Virgil Abloh in 2021.