Rapper Lil Uzi Vert has revealed fans ripped off the $24 million pink diamond he had implanted on his forehead during a recent performance at Rolling Loud.
The 26-year-old said the audience tore the diamond, which he spent four years making payments on, after he leaped into the crowd during his set back in July.
‘I had a show at Rolling Loud and I jumped into the crowd and they kind of ripped it out,’ the rapper told TMZ while attending the 18th anniversary of Jay-Z’s 40/40 club in August.
Uzi did have the bling removed over the summer before getting it re-implanted for his show at Rolling Loud, according to TMZ.
The rapper revealed his $24 million pink diamond forehead piercing back in January, sharing with his bewildered fans that he had been paying for the large stone since 2017.
Lil Uzi and Elliot Eliantte would both post videos of the rapper with his ginormous piercing.
‘Beauty is pain,’ Lil Uzi captioned a video that featured him showing off his latest accessory along with a matching ring and large shades.
Eliantte’s video showed the rapper getting ready in the studio and modelling off his new body jewelry.
Eliantte is a prominent jeweler for rappers and other celebrities.
CEO Slow shared screen grabs of a FaceTime call with the rapper, providing insight to the hefty price tag of the diamond.
Lil Uzi Vert would take to his own Instagram story to provide more insight into the process for piercing the large diamond onto his forehead.
‘I just got a long bar in it because I just got it pierced and its swelling,’ he said in the video. ‘When the swelling goes down I’ll get a short bar so that it doesn’t move.’
The rapper proceeded to show how flimsy the piercing still was, moving it with his finger. It is unknown who actually performed the piercing for the rapper.
On his new accessory, The Natural Diamond Council’s Head of Marketing & Comms, Lisa Levinson, told MailOnline: ‘This is certainly one of the most eccentric ways to wear a diamond, it’s inspired! It’s not surprising that he chose a pink diamond.
‘They are the rarest, most precious and coveted of all diamonds. A few years ago, we estimated that all the pink diamonds recovered each year in the world would fit into a single champagne glass.
‘This year it’s significantly less; the Argyle Diamond Mine in Australia that was the source of 90% of pink diamonds has just closed down as their treasures have all been recovered.
‘Pink diamonds as big as the one we see on Lil Uzi Vert’s head are so rare they are terribly hard to find, usually they are sold through ultra-high end auction houses or dealers.
‘Large pink diamonds could be the most valuable items in the smallest volume in the world.’