*A Brooklyn auction house says its auction of Tupac Shakur’s most prized possessions is still a go, despite several lawsuits from the estate of his late mother, Afeni.
Black Heritage Auction is offering Pac’s handwritten lyrics and jewelry to the highest bidder on April 7, the day he will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
According to TMZ, 39 items have a starting bid of $480,000 and the auction company’s goal is to sell in the 7-figure range. Some of the highlights include:
– “All Eyez On Me” tracklist … $30,000
– “All Eyez On Me Book II” CD master … $20,000
– Nose stud from the cover of “All Eyez On Me” … $7,500
– New York Prisoner Identification Card … $10,000
– Personal signed Koran … $30,000
– Gold and diamond medallion … $38,000
– Famous Dolce & Gabbana wool jacket … $7,500
– Lyrics for “Wonda Why They Call U Bitch” … $15,000
According to TMZ, “a company rep says they never reached out to Afeni’s estate because they didn’t think they needed to — they feel they got the stuff lawfully. Lawyers for the estate beg to differ.
“Afeni’s estate also sued another auction house for hawking Pac’s old passport, driver’s license and a bunch of other stuff they claim wasn’t the dealer’s to sell.”