Afeni Shakur’s Estate Sues Auction House For Illegally Selling Tupac’s Personal Items – Tha Wire
Today in Tha Wire a couple of weeks ago I reported celeb auction house Moments In Time was selling both of the vehicles that Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. were killed in. It seems the famed auctioneers will sell anything that can turn a dollar. Now comes word, they may have been selling things they didn't have rights too.
TMZ is reporting Afeni Shakur's estate has filed a lawsuit against Moments In Time and two individuals over some personal items that belonged to her late son. Those items include clothing, notebooks, jewelry, scripts, lyrics, the rapper's driver's license and his passport. Celeb attorney, Howard King, filed the suit on behalf of the Shakur estate. Turns out they've has been trying to recover the memorabilia ever since they discovered the auction house had the items in their possession, but to no avail.
According to reports a 3rd party got a hold of the valuable pieces, and then sold them to Moments In Time for an undisclosed amount. Problem is, they had no ownership or legal rights to sell anything. Despite demands by the estate to return the stolen items the auction house refuses to release the rappers belongings. So his mother's estate was left with no other alternative, but to sue.
Now that Pac is being inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the frenzy to sell or buy his memorabilia has reached new heights. The iconic star will the be sixth rapper, to be given this honor. Speaking of which, his longtime friend Snoop Dogg will induct him into the legendary music hall of fame next month. The 2017 Hall of Fame ceremony will go down at the Barclays Center April 7. Pharrell Williams will be on hand to induct his mentor, the legendary Nile Rodgers as well. On tap to perform at this year's event are Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, with the possibility of Snoop and Dr. Dre Tupac tribute.
Finally... it hurt my heart to hear this but, it's being reported that the Houston teen who Beyonce surprised on Facetime last week has died. Four days after meeting the singer, Ebony Banks lost her battle to a rare cancer Sunday. The night of her passing her school band and classmates held a candlelight vigil in memory of their special friend. Our deepest sympathies go out to the Banks family and friends. R.I.P. angel.
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