It's been a minute since Lil Uzi Vert's been spotted wearing his alleged $24 million pink forehead diamond. Turns out, Uzi thinks rabid fans snatched the jewel from his face after he made this reckless move…
Earlier this year, Uzi turned heads when he adorned his forehead with a "real natural pink diamond" crafted by respected rap jeweler Elliot Eliantte. The piece amounted to 11 carats and a reported $24 million value, which took Uzi almost four years to pay in full.
During a recent appearance at Jay-Z's star-studded 18th-anniversary party for his 40/40 Club in NYC, Uzi revealed the jewel was "ripped" off his face when he leaped into the crowd at Rolling Loud Miami in July.
"I still have the diamond, so I feel good," he told TMZ. (You can get a sense of Uzi's energy in this viral clip from his 2018 Rolling Loud set.)
Since he was able to save the piece, maybe he'll try to place it back in its piercing. There was some speculation back in Feb. that Uzi's sparkling third eye was surgically implanted into his forehead, amplified by a bloody selfie he shared. However, this latest story confirms it's not too hard to remove.
One person who's probably happy to see Uzi's regular forehead again is Houston rapper Sauce Walka. He was adamant that Uzi had "copied" his drip, resulting in unfair praise as a trendsetter. Sauce has had a $250k diamond attached to his cheek since Dec. 2020.
Uzi also offered an update on his next project, 'The Pink Tape,' saying, "It’s going through its mixing process right now." He explained, "['Eternal Atake'] was my highest-selling album, but it was experimental on the mixing part, not the actual music. So, this time I went experimental on the music and traditional on the mixing."
Further suggesting Uzi is getting ready to drop is the 26-year-old's introduction of a brand new "pose." (In the lead-up to 'Eternal Atake,' he did something similar, starting a signature dance with the "Futsal Shuffle.")
He was just featured on Meek Mill's energetic "Blue Notes 2."