This article has been updated with new information.
We finally know the fate of Lil Uzi Vert's forehead diamond and all we can say about this anecdote is "ouch."
In case you forgot, the rapper got a $24 million natural pink diamond implanted into his forehead back in February 2021, though the stone mysteriously disappeared from his face a few months later. However, Uzi's now opening up about what exactly happened to his infamous accessory — and, tbh, the story's pretty gnarly.
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Originally, Uzi opted for the implant because he didn't want to lose the diamond, which he spent several years saving up for. But despite this plan, the inevitable happened, and the diamond was pulled clean out of his face during his set at a Miami festival in July.
"I had a show at Rolling Loud, and I jumped into the crowd and they kind of ripped it out," Uzi recently told TMZ. Even so, the musician also told the outlet that his head's all healed up now, before adding that he's "feeling good," probably because he still has the diamond in his possession.
Granted, that wasn't the only issue related to the diamond that Uzi ran into. As the Eternal Atake performer revealed that he ended up spending even more than $24 million thanks to a huge but very necessary insurance policy on the gem on an episode of the "Scuffed" podcast that aired this past December.
“I had to really get my shit together,” he told to Twitch streamer Trainwreck at the time. “My insurance tried to cut me off. They were like, ‘This kid’s trying to kill himself.’"
Uzi then went on to deride the insurance company while reiterating that "because we knew it was a piercing, my insurance looked at it like, ‘This kid just implanted this diamond in his head, and he’s gonna die."
He said, "I really had to call the piercing person and show them low-key everything that I got a piercing. It’s literally a piercing. But everything's straight.”
Watch Uzi talk about his literal insurance headache via the "Snuffed" podcast below.
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