Slick Rick’s Iced Out Eye Patch Auctioned Off In London

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Vibe / November 24, 2009

Popular auction house, Phillips de Pury, recently sold off tons of music-related memorabilia, including a Technicolor couture dress worn by Björk, a self-portrait of musician Pete Doherty and a diamond-encrusted eye patch worn by legendary rapper Slick Rick.

According to TheBoomBox.com, the iced out eye patch sold in London, and was estimated to sell for around $20,000 to $25,000.

The eye patch was designed in 2005 by Slick Rick’s wife, Mandy, for his 40th birthday. It is set with colorless, pink, yellow, blue and black pav diamonds.

The legendary rapper has worn an eye patch since being blinded in the right eye by broken glass as an infant. It went on to become his trademark, along with his affection for large jewerly and numerous chains.

At press time, it was unknown how much the eye patch sold for.

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