Lil Uzi Vert went to great measures to have a $24million pink face diamond implanted in his forehead, making him look like Vision from Wandavision.
The performer is known for his face tattoos, facial piercings, and eccentric hairstyles.
Why did Lil Uzi Vert get a pink diamond implanted in his forehead?
Fans were quick to comment after a video was posted of rapper Lil Uzi Vert with a diamond firmly implanted in his head.
One fan questioned why he did not simply put the diamond in a ring.
Lil Uzi tweeted: “If I lose the ring yeah U will make fun of me more than putting it in my forehead ha ha jokes on you ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.”
“And yes I do have insurance.”
How much did Lil Uzi Vert spend on the diamond in his forehead?
Lil Uzi Vert spent a whopping $24million for the natural pink diamond that is implanted in his forehead.
He said he spent the last four years paying for the valuable diamond.
The rapper said he spent the past four years paying for the gem, which he said is between 10 and 11 carats, page six reported. And when a fan told the musician to put the diamond in a ring instead, he responded, “If I lose the ring yeah U will make fun of me more than putting it in my forehead, And yes I do have insurance.”
Some fans told Lil Uzi Vert the stone looked off center, but in a video shared by HipHopDX, the rapper denied that. His response made it sound as if the gem is removable, like a piercing, rather than permanent.
“It’s in the middle,” he said. “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 one of the most amusing scenes from Avengers Infinity War, supervillain Thanos kills the android Vision by tearing the Mind Stone out of his forehead. That did not escape Twitter users who compared the rapper’s gem to Vision.
Travis M. Andrews is a features writer for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2016 as a reporter for Morning Mix. He was previously a travel and culture editor for Southern Living magazine, a contributing pop culture reporter for Mashable and the Week, and a contributing editor for the Syfy blog Dvice. He also has freelanced for magazines, including Esquire, GQ and Time. He is the author of the coming book “Because He’s Jeff Goldblum,” a semi-rumination and semi-ridiculous look at the career of the enigmatic actor and an exploration of the shifting nature of fame in the 21st century, to be published in November by Plume.