It has come to light that Drake was the successful bidder for a splendid crown ring adorned with gold, rubies, and diamonds that was last sported by Tupac Shakur in his final public appearance. Drake shelled out a substantial $1,016,000 at a Sotheby’s auction to secure the iconic piece, as stated in a press release. The ring was a personal creation by the late Shakur and made a remarkable presence at the MTV Video Music Awards in early September 1996. The ring can be viewed via Sotheby’s.
Initially, the ring was anticipated to be auctioned for at least $200,000. This event was the third installment in a series of Sotheby’s auctions focusing on significant items from hip-hop history, marking the genre’s golden jubilee.
Drake’s noteworthy acquisition comes amidst his ongoing It’s All a Blur Tour alongside 21 Savage. He has been hinting at the release of a new album, All the Dogs, without divulging a specific release date. In recent times, Drake has debuted a book of poetry and a new track named “Search & Rescue.” He’s made guest appearances on fresh tracks by J Hus and Young Thug and partnered with Central Cee for an On the Radar Radio Freestyle.
Drake was brought in by Travis Scott for a guest spot on Utopia’s “Meltdown,“ where he reportedly throws shade at Pharrell Williams with the lyrics, “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.” The verse appears to criticize Williams’ role as Louis Vuitton’s men’s creative director, following the 2021 passing of Virgil Abloh. Additionally, Drake seems to continue his longstanding feud with Pusha T in a separate dig. He suggests he would have flown to Paris to confront Williams and Pusha T at a fashion show, if it weren’t for a pending lawsuit with Vogue regarding a promotional campaign for Her Loss. Pharrell is credited as a co-writer with Scott and Kid Cudi on Utopia’s track “Looove.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Drake’s Tupac Ring Purchase
Who bought Tupac Shakur’s ring at Sotheby’s auction?
Drake bought Tupac Shakur’s ring at Sotheby’s auction.
How much did Drake pay for Tupac Shakur’s ring at the Sotheby’s auction?
Drake paid $1,016,000 for Tupac Shakur’s ring at the Sotheby’s auction.
What is the significance of the ring Drake bought at the auction?
The ring Drake bought at the auction was designed by the late Tupac Shakur and worn during his final public appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards in September 1996.
What else has Drake been involved with recently apart from buying the ring?
Drake has been on the It’s All a Blur Tour with 21 Savage, teasing the release of a new album, publishing a poetry book, and releasing new music. He’s also featured in new material by J Hus and Young Thug, and joined Central Cee for a radio freestyle.
Who has Drake reportedly targeted in his lyrics recently?
Drake has reportedly taken a dig at Pharrell Williams and extended his long-standing feud with Pusha T in his recent lyrics.