In February, rapper Lil Uzi Vert had a diamond implanted in his forehead he claims he spent $24 million on. That’s a lot of money to carry openly on your person at all times, and the inevitable has happened: someone tried to steal it. Lil Uzi says that he jumped out into the crowd during a performance at Rolling Loud in Miami, and some fans made a grab for it.
“I had a show at rolling loud and I jumped in the crowd and they kind of ripped it out,” he said. About the incident, he said, “I still have the diamond, so I feel good.”
But does he now have a big hole in his head? Not enough answers to all the questions that come up with this story.
In fact, according to Complex, there has been a bit of a conspiracy theory about the diamond, which some fans noticed has been missing since June. It even kind of looked like he never had a hole for a big diamond on his head.
Were the diamond and implant a big hoax? Is there a way to get a forehead implant without leaving a mark? And why would he lie about having it removed?
The diamond was bought from Eliantte & Co, Rolling Stone reported at the time of Uzi’s implant, and a spokesperson for the company claimed that it was as “safe as any other piercing.”
“As long as you maintain it well and have good upkeep, it’s perfectly fine,” he said. “We made sure that prior to getting anything done that Uzi brought someone in to consult on everything. We didn’t just do this randomly.”
“In the body modification world, they usually do everything in stainless steel, or surgical-grade steel. But in our case we did everything with precious metals,” he continued. “We engineered a specific mounting that clips and locks in place. There’s a whole mechanism involved, it’s not a standard piercing. A specific piece and part were both engineered with millimeter precision to get this put on him.”
Okay. So where’s the hole?