It was back in February when Lil Uzi Vert had a $24m diamond surgically place in his forehead. And, Lil Uzi Vert’s post of the large 11 karats pink diamond went viral. In January, Lil Uzi Vert mentioned to fans he had an expensive diamond on a layaway plan. Little did fans know Lil Uzi Vert would be sporting it in February.
Why Did Lil Uzi Vert Buy The Expensive Diamond?
It makes you wonder why Lil Uzi Vert would purchase such an expensive piece of jewelry. Then he had it surgically placed in his forehead. Only to have fans at his Rolling Loud appearance snatch it out. Especially, after it took Lil Uzi Vert 4 years to pay off the expensive gem, as reported by Hyperbeast. Lil Uzi Vert mentioned he wanted the diamond implanted in his forehead so he would not lose it. However, he almost lost it by diving into a crowd of fans.
“I had a show at Rolling Loud and I jumped into the crowd and they kind of ripped it out,” Uzi explained. “I’m feeling good. I still have the diamond so I feel good.”
Simon Babaev of jeweler Elliantte & Co spoke with Rolling Stone about how the pink diamond was implanted in Lil Uzi Vert’s forehead. Simon started out by saying he did not think Lil Uzi Vert was serious about purchasing the diamond. But as Lil Uzi started making payments, he became convinced. Simon went on to say that the procedure was safe. With that said, Lil Uzi Vert eventually had the diamond removed, as reported by Revolt.
Some fans believed that Lil Uzi Vert having that diamond would affect his health. Obviously, Lil Uzi Vert did not share their sentiments. Luckily, it has ended well for Lil Uzi Vert recovering his $24m diamond. Can you imagine losing such a priceless gem?