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The Notorious BIG’s $ 6 plastic crown sold for $ 594K and its son CJ Wallace livestream auction

The $ 6 plastic crown of the Notorious BIG sold for $ 594K … and his son CJ Wallace livestreamed the auction

The $ 6 plastic crown that The Notorious BIG wore for its last portrait shot in 1997 with photographer Barron Claiborne sold for a dazzling $ 594,750 Tuesday night.

The four-time Grammy nominee (née Christopher Wallace) was murdered in a drive-by shoot at the age of 24, just three days after sitting for the ‘King of New York’ cover shoot for Rap Pages.

The winning bidder, named Emily, received the plastic-jeweled hat, signed by the Brooklyn rap legend herself, along with a 36 x 40 chromogenic print of the image and original contact sheet.

Sold! The $ 6 plastic crown that The Notorious BIG wore for its last portrait shot in 1997 with photographer Barron Claiborne sold for a dazzling $ 594,750 on Tuesday night

Sold! The $ 6 plastic crown that The Notorious BIG wore for its last portrait shot in 1997 with photographer Barron Claiborne sold for a dazzling $ 594,750 on Tuesday night

Tragic death: The four-time Grammy nominee (née Christopher Wallace) was murdered in a drive-by shoot at the age of 24, just three days after attending the 'King of New York' cover shoot for Rap Pages

Tragic death: The four-time Grammy nominee (née Christopher Wallace) was murdered in a drive-by shoot at the age of 24, just three days after attending the 'King of New York' cover shoot for Rap Pages

Tragic death: The four-time Grammy nominee (née Christopher Wallace) was murdered in a drive-by shoot at the age of 24, just three days after attending the ‘King of New York’ cover shoot for Rap Pages

‘[His label head] Sean “Diddy” Combs had accompanied Biggie on the shoot and was reportedly unhappy with the concept, fearing that Biggie might look like “the Burger King”, the Sotheby’s description revealed.

Fortunately, Biggie was a game to give it a try; the result is one of the most stunning and iconic portraits. ‘

Biggie Smalls’ son CJ Wallace from his marriage to Grammy winner Faith Evans livestreamed the auction via Instastory and commented hilariously everywhere.

Iconic: The winning bidder, named Emily, received the plastic-embellished headgear signed by the Brooklyn rap legend herself along with a 36 x 40 chromogenic print of the image and original contact sheet

Iconic: The winning bidder, named Emily, received the plastic-embellished headgear signed by the Brooklyn rap legend herself along with a 36 x 40 chromogenic print of the image and original contact sheet

Iconic: The winning bidder, named Emily, received the plastic-embellished headgear signed by the Brooklyn rap legend herself along with a 36 x 40 chromogenic print of the image and original contact sheet

The description of the Sotheby revealed: '[His label head] Sean "Diddy" Combs (M) had accompanied Biggie (R) on the shoot and was reportedly unhappy with the concept as he was concerned that Biggie looked like "the Burger King." Fortunately, Biggie was a game to give it a try '

The description of the Sotheby revealed: '[His label head] Sean "Diddy" Combs (M) had accompanied Biggie (R) on the shoot and was reportedly unhappy with the concept as he was concerned that Biggie looked like "the Burger King." Fortunately, Biggie was a game to give it a try '

The description of the Sotheby revealed: ‘[His label head] Sean “Diddy” Combs (M) had accompanied Biggie (R) on the shoot and was reportedly unhappy with the concept because he was concerned that Biggie looked like “the Burger King”. Fortunately, Biggie was a game to give it a try ‘

‘They go back and forth. Emily and Ella, two white girls love hip hop! the 23-year-old heir laughed during the bidding.

“I’m tripping, why?”

CJ’s friend then reminded him that the crown was art and unique and signed.

Wallace replied, “I get it, but that’s fucking plastic!”

Legacy: Biggie Smalls' son CJ Wallace from his marriage to Grammy winner Faith Evans livestreamed the auction via Instastory and provided hilarious commentary throughout (photo Sept. 4)

Legacy: Biggie Smalls' son CJ Wallace from his marriage to Grammy winner Faith Evans livestreamed the auction via Instastory and provided hilarious commentary throughout (photo Sept. 4)

Legacy: Biggie Smalls’ son CJ Wallace from his marriage to Grammy winner Faith Evans livestreamed the auction via Instastory and provided hilarious commentary throughout (photo Sept. 4)

The 23-year-old heir laughed during the bidding: “They are going back and forth. Emily and Ella, two white girls love hip hop! I'm tripping, why? '

The 23-year-old heir laughed during the bidding: “They are going back and forth. Emily and Ella, two white girls love hip hop! I'm tripping, why? '

The 23-year-old heir laughed during the bidding: “They are going back and forth. Emily and Ella, two white girls love hip hop! I’m tripping, why? ‘

CJ's friend then reminded him that the crown was art and unique and signed

CJ's friend then reminded him that the crown was art and unique and signed

“I get it, but that’s fucking plastic!” CJ’s friend then reminded him that the crown was art and unique and signed

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