Think about turning $6 into half a million. That just happened as the plastic crown worn by Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace in his last photo shoot sold for $594,750 (including Sotheby’s “buyer’s premium” fees and taxes) during an auction Tuesday night.
According to the man who purchased the crown “Without Biggie, the crown would not be worth [six figures]. I only paid six bucks for it.”
He went on to say “I’m not sure that I even got paid for it,” he said. “I was mostly shooting celebrities and reportage. I did this because I liked taking pictures of Biggie. The time before, I photographed him in a white suit — instead of the tracksuit that most rappers were wearing back in 1997.”
Interesting note, the shoot almost didn’t happen as Diddy said the crown would make Biggie look like Burger King But Biggie wore it anyway.