Who hasn’t thought about changing up their image over the pandemic? After all, it’s not like lots of people are going to see you.
Lots of people have been getting braces or their teeth fixed, but rapper Lil Uzi Vert has gone for something a little more drastic.
He’s had an enormous pink diamond pierced into his forehead. The new surface piercing is said to have cost him $24 million, or £17 million.
The rapper has been showing off his new face jewellery on Instagram, it’s reported to be a 10-carat diamond.
He claims he spent four years making payments to New York-based jeweller Elliot Eliantte to pay for it.
In the Instagram video, he proudly shows off the new body modification, which is still clearly swollen.
Lil Uzi Vert explains: “I just got a long bar in it because I just got it pierced and it’s swelling.
“When the swelling goes down I’ll get a short bar so that it doesn’t move.”
That’s actually a surprisingly sensible thing to do, for someone who’s just pierced £17 million into their face.
In another video, he matches his outfit to the diamond, with a pink varsity jacket and pink diamond earrings as he rehearses at a studio.
He tweeted at the weekend bragging about how it costs more than all of his other luxuries.
“Yes my Bugatti can’t even pay for it…all my cars together, plus my home, this took so long now I can get this money,” the rapper added.
Fans have had a field day making jokes about it, saying he looks like a famous Marvel character.
“Man, why Uzi really looks like Vision” said one.
We hate to say it, but you can see their point.
Another added: “Do yourself a favour sunshine and just go to Claire’s Accessories and get some cheap plastic, coz if you come to my manor again you’d better do more than hide behind your boy. I’ll punch the diamond straight out of your face!”
Some fans claimed the new face art wasn’t in the middle. The rapper denies this, replying: “It’s in the middle, and yes I do have insurance.”
Another fan asked why he didn’t just get it made into a ring.
It’s certainly unusual, but in the world of body modification just about anything goes. It won’t be long before the Vision comparisons get old though.
Whatever make you happy!
Would you get this piercing done?
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