US Rapper, Lil Uzi Vert, has decided to part ways with the famous $24M pink diamond-encrusted on his forehead, barely six months after unveiling the bizarre accessory.
The rapper unveiled the implant in February, saying the pink rock was “10, almost 11 carats” and he chose to put it in his forehead because he couldn’t trust himself not to lose it while revealing that he had been paying for it in installments since 2017.
While a representative for jeweller Elliott Eliantte claimed the diamond was as “safe as any other piercing” in an interview with Rolling Stone, just days after Lil Uzi Vert had the rock fitted, he said it was causing him bleeding and posted a now-deleted gruesome photo of blood coming out of the implant.
In a recent Instagram Story posted by Uzi’s girlfriend JT, the couple is seen dancing and kissing, but the diamond is nowhere in view, although it’s yet to be confirmed if his decision to remove the rock was health related.
Earlier this year, Lil Uzi also joined Grimes in declaring that he will get a brain chip implanted. He made this known via his tweet, “Neuralink” – a reference to Elon Musk’s start-up firm that aims to develop implant a computer interface in the human brain to provide long-term treatment for neurological conditions such as dementia.