Lil Uzi Vert's Forehead Diamond Is Gone

Unpacking the journey of Lil Uzi Vert's diamond implant.

BYPaul Barnes
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Lil Uzi Vert made headlines everywhere when a $24M diamond was implanted in his forehead. Created by popular jeweler Eliantte & Co, the diamond was a rose pink and shaped like an oval. It was right in the middle of his forehead and very eye catching - or distracting. Uzi already has several face tattoos but, this addition takes the art up several notches.

We often see rappers making extravagant purchases but this was in league of its own. And, considering this is Lil Uzi Vert, it lines up well with his vibrant personality. Uzi has often worn extravagant outfits and done even more extravagant things to his hair. He is an excellent example of self expression and confidence. Many people commend him for truly being himself in every way possible. But sometimes, self-expression can have consequences. Like all decisions, they have a cause-and-effect clause and some effects are more impactful than others. Uzi spent a ton of money on his facial diamond, but if you’ve seen any recent videos or pictures of the Philly rapper, you may notice he no longer has it.

Lil Uzi Vert got his diamond implant in February 2021 and by July 2021 it was gone. And apparently, it was not removed voluntarily. It was taken from Uzi during a performance at Rolling Loud Miami. Uzi fans are often as energetic and over the top as he is. Moshpits are common and encouraged at his shows. Uzi has called himself a rockstar multiple times too. Organized chaos is something that’s right up his alley. It's not surprising someone would attempt to remove it by force. Uzi entered a sea of his fans and this did not end well for him.

Rappers turning up with their fans is a mixed bag situation every time. Some fans can be over eager and sometimes this can get truly out of hand. Sometimes a fan hopes they will get close enough to the artist to do something truly over the top. This is what happened with Lil Uzi Vert. Amongst the excitement, one fan pulled the diamond right out of his forehead.

Lil Uzi Vert's Diamond Almost Ruined his Life Insurance

Rappers deal with some of the trials of life we go through - at a higher level. Life insurance is something we should all have but we don’t always think about it. Rappers usually have multiple streams of income and spend money as they make it. They also must pay for things like studio time, features and other matters that are in the rap world. But, they also have bills to pay and have to consider things all adults consider.

They have a different lifestyle than most but some things are just mostly unavoidable. Life insurance is one of those things. Lil Uzi Vert was not thinking about it at all when he got his implant. He was surprised that his insurance company contacted him. “I never even thought about my insurance company, like my life insurance. I just started living life…” He said once he heard from them. He was worried his coverage would end.

Lil Uzi Vert decided not to have the diamond re-implanted. Naturally, getting it in the first place was a very long process. He started paying for it in 2017 and did not get it until 2021. For some people, this sounds like an investment. At the end of the day, Uzi had a goal and he carried it out. It ultimately resulted in a loss for him but also a life lesson.

Uzi has stated that he does still have the diamond. Considering all that it has been through, Uzi may be able to make his money back twice over if he sells the diamond. At the same time, he may not even consider selling it for the same reason. The memory of the entire ordeal will be in his mind forever. But, I don’t think any fans will be forgetting about it any time soon either. They will be able to move past it but they’ll always remember it.

Twitter users were quick to compare Uzi’s loss to a pivotal moment from Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War. In it, a character named Thanos rips a powerful stone from the forehead of another character named Vision. Memes of this moment were already circulating before the “Just Wanna Rock” rapper even lost the diamond. Naturally, they spiked in popularity once the truth came out. Some might call this a situation where manifestation did not bring positive results. Meanwhile, in some recent pictures, a septum-like piercing has replaced the diamond. Since Uzi has moved past the ordeal and is doing fine, the jokes can fly without guilt.


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