American Rapper Lil Uzi Vert shocked his 13 million Instagram followers with his latest stunt Wednesday after posting a photo of himself with a new forehead piercing featuring what is supposedly a $24 million pink diamond. Now, fans are comparing him to Vision, the Marvel superhero.
The almost 11 carat natural diamond (meaning it hasn’t been grown in a lab) is from celebrity jewellers Eliantte & Co. and cost a whopping $24 million. The rapper has been paying it off in instalments for four years.
He tweeted: “I’ve been paying for a natural pink diamond from Elliot for years now. 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. A lot of M’s in my face.” Uzi also added that the diamond is worth more than his fleet of luxury cars, including a Bugatti, and his home combined. Whew.
Followers questioned why Uzi would embed the jewel directly into his face, rather than add it to a piece of jewelry.
“Why didn’t you just get it placed in a ring?” a Twitter user asked, to which the Philadelphia native responded, “If I lose the ring, yeah, [you] will make fun of me more than putting it in my forehead.” Uzi told fans that his gem costs more than all of his cars combined and his home, adding the jewel is “10 almost 11 carats.”