Every time we think we’ve got our finances under control. Another famous person pops up on social media to remind us how rotten we have it. In January 2021, Lil Uzi Vert disclosed that they had been discreetly paying off a natural pink diamond valued at $24 million; although the price was absurd, it was what Lil Uzi did with the gem that sent shockwaves around the internet. Worryingly, the rapper explained what happened to the gem during his performance at Rolling Loud Miami. What exactly is the story behind Lil Uzi’s diamond implantation? And then what happened to it?
Rapper Lil Uzi Vert spent $24 million for a pink diamond implant
The rapper Lil Uzi Vert received a pink diamond worth $24 million implanted in their face on February 2, 2021. Although money may not grow on trees, it most certainly did reside within Lil Uzi Vert’s forehead after the rapper finished the procedure. The rapper tweeted cryptic messages about their planned surgery and a new buy just before the operation. It’s really in the middle, they claimed on Instagram Live in February 2021, after some of his followers expressed concern that the gem wasn’t properly centred after seeing the rapper’s implant for the first time. After the swelling subsides, I’ll secure it with a short bar, the person said. Though Lil Uzi Vert is the most recent rapper to have a diamond in their face, he is certainly not the first. Others thought Lil Uzi’s recent purchase was unnecessary, but he insisted that getting the pink diamond implanted was a thrifty move.
Twitter shook in chaos as a result of Lil Uzi being pierced
On Twitter, people couldn’t stop making fun of Lil Uzi’s pink diamond ear piercing, drawing similarities to anything from superheroes to anime characters. At the time, even Olympic bronze medallist boxer Anthony Ogogo joined in on the fun, tweeting, “Oi, Lil MC Hammer [Lil Uzi Vert] give yourself a favour sunshine and just go to Claire’s Jewellery and get some cheap plastic, if you come to my manor again you’d better spend more than hide behind your boy.” I’ll knock that diamond right out of your face with a single blow!
Lil Uzi recently said that the crowd at Rolling Loud took out the diamond
While crowd surfing at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami, Florida, in May 2021, Lil Uzi reported to TMZ that enthusiastic fans tore out the $24 million stone. This was a development that many fans had predicted would happen ever since he announced the implant. As the rapper told the press in September 2021, “I had a gig at Rolling Loud and I went into the audience and they sort of pulled it out,” he seemed unfazed. Uzi said, “I still have the diamond, so I feel fine,” confirming that they still had custody of the precious gem. Hopefully, Uzi has learned his lesson and won’t make the same mistake again when he has a million-dollar diamond sitting on the ground in the middle of a crowd.