Lil Uzi Vert is causing the Internet to go haywire with his latest bizarre decision as fans started making comparisons of him and Marvel’s android Vision.
The 26-year-old American rapper’s face, filled with tattoos and piercings, now has a large surgically implanted diamond on his forehead and is making headlines.
On 3rd February, Wednesday, “The Way Life Goes” hitmaker went to Instagram to share a video of himself showing off his $24 million (RM97,740,000) pink diamond on his forehead.
Jeweller Elliot Elaintte also posted a video of the musician himself on Instagram showing the large gem. Representatives for Lil Uzi Vert and also Eliantte did not straight away respond to requests for comment.
On Lil Uzi Vert’s Instagram video captions, “Beauty is pain“. For Elianttem the video was captioned, “@liluzivert Activated“.
Aceshowbiz stated that the singer first announced to his fans over the weekend, writing, “I’ve been paying for a natural pink diamond from Elliot for years now”. The musician also explained, “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” and that there was “a lot of M’s in” his face.
He even said that he spent the past 4 years paying for the gem, which he revealed that “It’s 10 almost 11 carats”. Moreover, when a fan suggested the rapper to place the diamond in a ring instead, he replied, “If I lose the ring yeah U will make fun of me more than putting it on my forehead … And yes I do have insurance“.
Lil Uzi Vert’s fans even told him that the stone looked out of place. However, in a video shared by HipHopDx, he denied those statements. This made it seem like the diamond is removable similar to a piercing and not something permanent.
The rapper stated, “It’s in the middle“. He further explained, “I just got a long bar in it because I just got it pierced. When the swelling go down I’ll get a short bar so it won’t move. Y’all keep talking about it off because I got a long bar in it so it can move ’cause of the swelling. When it go down, it gonna be right though“.
In “Avengers: Infinity War”, there was an infamous scene where MCU’s ultimate villain Thanos kills Vision by taking the Mind Stone out of his forehead. And of course, Twitter had to start making memes comparing Lil Uzi Vert’s gem to Vision.
One Twitter used joked, “Thanos coming for him any minute now“.
Predictably, paying such an expensive piece of jewellery worth $24 million (RM97,740,000) surprised many people, even the rapper himself. When a Twitter user stated, “We need a receipt on that 24 (million) I’m not sold“, Lil Uzi Vert quote retweeted, “I can’t believe I got this Stone either moving super different now“.
There were many fans who expressed their worries about the rapper’s well-being, but some that have made speculations to the musician’s latest fashion looked similar to MCU’s Vision seemed to be having a laugh at it.
I can’t believe I got this Stone either moving super different now ? ☺️ https://t.co/1rNcAcCpUV
— Uzi London ?☄️?® (@LILUZIVERT) February 3, 2021
However recently, Lil Uzi Vert’s inserted diamond on his forehead proved to be not only expensive but also dangerous. The rapper went on his Twitter account to share with his fans or followers a horrific experience that he had because of his surgically-implanted forehead diamond which nearly cost his life.
Looks like implanting a $24 million diamond on his forehead caused some blood to come running down his face. Uzi captioned on his Instagram post, “If I don’t get it took out the right way I could die …. no seriously“.
Of course, his followers were not happy about his post and the decision he made to get a gem pierced on his forehead. One Instagram comment even disappointingly wrote, “Nah uzi I love u, but this decision was dumb “. It didn’t stop there, as another user added, “N***a didn’t last a day.” Mocking the rapper, someone said, “N***a paid 24mil to die.”
Another fan expressed his concern, “24 mil down the drain that shit could have went into investments to make more money. Love uzi but that was a dumb decision“. However, one user instead blamed his fans surrounding him for not halting the rapper from getting the diamond tattooed on his forehead, “The people around him should have been better this is something that was dumb dangerous n waste of 24m dollars“.