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Nov 22, 2013 | 3:35pm EST

Rapper Jay Z has reportedly snagged a Jean-Michel Basquiat art piece for $4.5 million (£3 million). The 1982 work, entitled Mecca, sold at a Sotheby's auction in New York last week (ends15Nov13), and insiders claim Jay Z was the anonymous buyer. The hip-hop icon has always been fond of the late graffiti artist, often referencing him in his lyrics.

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