RAPPERS have shown unique implants in recent years, from gold chains to a $24 million diamond implanted in Lil Uzi Vert’s forehead.
The new way to show off the bling came as a shock to some fans as the artists aim to gain notoriety with their first surgical implants.
The artists shared the reasoning behind their decisions to get the jewelry implants as some rappers decided to ditch their grills.
LIL UZI VERT’S IMPLANT
The pink diamond that rapper Lil Uzi Vert had implanted in his forehead is one of the most expensive investments reported in recent times.
The Philadelphia-born artist, real name Symere Woods, revealed the stone to his fans on social media in February 2021.
A caption for the clip read, “Beauty is pain.”
The rapper said the diamond was between 10 and 11 carats and came from jewelry designer Elliot Eliantte.
Some fans were shocked by a now-deleted tweet that showed Lil Uzi with what appeared to be blood flowing under the diamond and down his nose.
A caption read: “If I don’t get it the right way I could die 😂…..”
Lil Uzi posted later another clip showing himself without the blood, and with the diamond still in his head.
“Okay, fine,” he wrote.
In response to critical Twitter comments urging him to “please take it down” and “stop lying…and get it out of your head now,” he replied, “IT’S THE FASHION.”
He then added a bar and chain that connects the jewelry on his face, hip hop magazine XXL reported.
WALKA’S DIAMOND SAUCE
Texas rapper Sauce Walka also had a diamond implanted in his face.
He revealed the $250,000 bling in December 2020, entertainment news site The Shade Room reported.
The video showed an enthusiastic Sauce Walka explaining his reasoning behind getting the teardrop rose gold diamond implant.
“I just put all my tears, and all my years and all my pains and fears, in my muthaf***ing eye for the last time and I will never cry again,” Sauce said.
Houston jeweler Johnny Dang allegedly sold her the diamond, which Sauce Walka said was 3 carats in 18-karat gold.
He claimed his implant inspired Lil Uzi Vert to put one on too, but Lil Uzi credited Lil B of The Pack – the BasedGod for the inspiration.
DAN SUR’S GOLD CHAINS
Rapper Dan Sur bragged in September 2021 to be the first known rapper to hit his hair with surgically implanted gold chains.
The 23-year-old Mexican reggaeton artist flaunted gold, jeweled locks that replaced her natural brown hair.
He explained that the chains that hung over his face like a shiny lampshade matched his diamond-encrusted grill and cost a pretty penny.
“I have it like a hook that’s implanted in my head and this hook has hooks and they’re all hooked into my skull, under my skin,” he said in a TikTok video.
Sur said the decision to lose her hair for a bling-bling bowl hairstyle was to create “something different.”
“The first rapper to have golden hair implanted in human history,” he said.
DIAMOND GRID REMOVED
While some rappers spend small fortunes implanting jewelry on their face, YFN Lucci has shocked some fans by revealing what’s underneath his permanent grill.
The Atlanta rapper documented the removal of his diamond dental veneers on Instagram in May 2020.
The video showed a dentist tearing off the jewelry tooth by tooth, revealing YFN Lucci’s real shaved teeth.
Her dentist told HipHopDX that the grates were removed to clean her teeth and polish the diamonds and gold.
They were put back in place afterwards, the dentist said.
Other rappers, including Plies and Lil Yachty, have chosen to have their grills removed in recent years, Hot New Hip Hop reported.
Yachty told his social media followers that a new set of veneers he now wears cost $80,000.
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