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Fans tore out Lil Uzi’s $24 million forehead implant while crowd surfing


TextHannah Bertolino

‘I jumped into the crowd and they kind of ripped it out’

Lil Uzi Vert’s $24 million pink diamond forehead implant has been through a lot. After its debut in February, the rapper had to remove the 11 carat accessory due to bleeding. “I could die, no seriously,” he said, in a now-deleted tweet about the gem. 

Now – since reinstalling the piece in July – Uzi has revealed that fans tore out the diamond while he was crowd surfing during his set at Miami’s Rolling Loud Festival.

Speaking to a TMZ cameraman, he explained: “I had a show at Rolling Loud and I jumped into the crowd and they kind of ripped it out.” Continuing, Uzi stated that the diamond was still in his possession, although he shared no further plans to reinstall the piece. 

Originally, the rapper embedded the accessory so that he could have “a lot of M’s in (his) face”. Very necessary! 

“I’ve been paying for a natural pink diamond from Elliot for years now,” he tweeted in January, referring to the New York-based jeweller Elliot Eliantte, which produced the piece. “This one stone cost so much I’ve been paying for it since 2017. That was the first time I saw a real natural pink diamond.”

Later – taking to IGTV to explain the gem’s placement – Uzi noted that he originally wanted to put the stone in a ring, but didn’t want to lose it. “I’m Lil Uzi. I’m turnt up,” he said. “So $24 million on a ring is the stupidest idea because I’m gonna look down and that ring ain’t gon’ be there… I know me. I wake up in odd places and different sceneries.”

Since then, the rapper has teased another extravagant purchase, sharing his plans on Twitter to purchase planet WASP-127b, which would allegedly make him “the first person to legally own a planet”. Although Grimes (who originally leaked the news) seemed enthusiastic about the purchase, scientists stated that Uzi’s plans were seemingly impossible.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Yale astronomy professor Gregory Laughlin explained that “no legal ownership framework or regulated Earth-based exchange currently exists for the purchase of exoplanetary assets”. Guess we’ll have to wait for Uzi’s next weird purchase then.

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