Notorious B.I.G.’s Plastic Crown Sells For Almost $600K

(NO AGENCIES IN UK, FRANCE, GERMANY, HOLLAND, SWEDEN, FINLAND, JAPAN.)    Notorious B.I.G. 1995 during Music File Photos 1990's in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)

Notorious B.I.G.’s Plastic Crown Sells For Almost $600K

The rapper was famously known as the "King of New York."

Published 2 days ago

Written by BET Staff

The famous crown worn by Notorious B.I.G. during his last photoshoot has sold for a jaw-dropping price.

Auctioned at Sotheby’s in New York on Sept. 15, the bedazzled crown with plastic jewels sold for $594,750, according to CNN. Signed by the Brooklyn rapper just days before his death in 1997, the crown was initially valued between $200,000 and $300,000. 

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Put up for sale by photographer Barron Clairborne, who took the iconic image, styled the rapper as the "King of New York" in a photoshoot for Rap Pages magazine.  

"The image transformed Biggie Smalls into an aristocratic or saint like figure, forever immortalized as not only the King of New York, but a king of hip hop music and one of the greatest artists of all time,"  said Barron Clairborne.

(Photo by Chris Walter/WireImage)

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