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2Pac’s prison bible up for sale

A bible signed by Tupac Shakur during his time in prison is expected to fetch $54,000 (£43,420) at auction.
The Changes hitmaker served nine months at Clinton Correctional Facility in New York in 1995 after he was convicted of first-degree sexual abuse relating to a 1993 encounter with a woman in a Los Angeles hotel room.
He denied the charges, and was later released on bail while his lawyers appealed the case, but before regaining his freedom, 2Pac signed the inside of a Bible with his name and inmate number.
A member of the hip-hop icon’s family has since given the holy book to dealers at online auctioneers Moments in Time to sell, with the Bible valued at $54,000.
According to TMZ.com, the executors of Shakur’s estate have nothing to do with the auction, but will receive a chunk of funds from the Bible’s sale.
The rapper’s mother, Afeni Shakur, had been in charge of her son’s assets since 1996, when he died from injuries sustained in a drive-by shooting, but she passed away in May (16), aged 69.
Tupac’s estate is now said to be mainly run by Tom Whalley, a former CEO of Warner Bros. Records, who had worked with the late star in the past and was appointed trustee in 2013.

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