The Notorious B.I.G's iconic plastic crown was sold for almost $600,000 at a hip-hop memorabilia auction in New York yesterday (September 15th).
The crown (pictured above), which was worn and signed by Biggie in a 1997 photoshoot just three days before he was shot and killed in Los Angeles, was one of a number of items to be sold in the auction at Sotheby's in New York.
The iconic crown worn by the Notorious B.I.G. in a 1997 photoshoot is one of the main items being put up for sale at the first Sotheby's auction fully dedicated to hip-hop.
The crown was worn and signed by the rapper only three days before he was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles, and it is being placed up for sale by the photoshoot's original photographer, Barron Claiborne. Sotheby's is expecting it to sell for between $200-300,000 at the New York auction on Tuesday, September 15th.