Lil Uzi Vert's New Look Is Raising Eyebrows

Rappers are no strangers to flaunting their wealth. From expensive bags to sports cars, from houses to jewelry, they often want to show fans that their hard work has paid off. While some use their wealth to transform themselves into trendsetters, others find ways to push the boundaries of displaying their money in unorthodox ways — as is the case with Lil Uzi Vert.

The "XO TOUR Llif3" rapper has been known to spend his fortune on watches, clothes, jewelry, and cars. He famously dropped $1.7 million on Floyd Mayweather's Bugatti in 2019 (via TMZ), but his latest purchase has everyone on social media talking because of the ostentatious nature of it. Uzi revealed that he had a pink diamond implanted into the middle of his forehead, and it supposedly cost a fortune. Read on to find out how much Uzi spent on the diamond and how fans are responding to the drastic change to his face.

Lil Uzi Vert's diamond costs more than his cars and houses

Lil Uzi Vert revealed his face bling on Instagram in February 2021. The rapper posted a video showing off his new pink diamond in a video with the caption "Beauty is pain." Uzi's purchase came a week after he tweeted his desire to have a gemstone attached to his face.

"I've been paying for a natural pink diamond from Elliot for years now," Uzi tweeted on Jan. 30, 2021, referring to jeweler Elliot Elianette. "This one stone cost so much I've been paying for it since 2017." The rapper then retweeted a claim that the diamond was worth $24 million, adding that the gem was worth more than "all my cars together, plus home."

Fan reactions toward Uzi's new statement piece were mixed. Some commented on the high price tag. "@LILUZIVERT we need a receipt on that 24 M im not sold," one user tweeted. Others compared Uzi to Marvel Comics' character Vision, played by Paul Bettany in the Marvel films, and alluded to ripping out the stone from his forehead like Thanos did in Avengers: Infinity War.

Uzi did not reveal the inspiration behind his latest look, but he's definitely redefined what it means to rock body jewelry.

Lil Uzi Vert responded to criticism from fans

Lil Uzi Vert is proudly rocking his body jewelry, but that hasn't stopped critics from suggesting that the expensive piece of jewelry isn't centered on his face. "Lil uzi vert's diamond implant not being centered is really bothersome," one fan tweeted. Another wrote that the allegedly uncentered pink diamond is "trifling."

Uzi saw the speculation about his new body jewelry and quickly cleared things up with his fans. In an Instagram Live following the original reveal, he explained that a bar behind the diamond may cause it to look a bit off center. "So, it's actually in the middle. This jawn in the middle," Uzi clarified (via XXL magazine). "I just got a long bar in it because I just got it pierced and the swelling, when the swelling goes down ... short bar, so it won't move. Y'all keep talking about it's off. It's 'cause I got a long bar in it so it can move 'cause it's swelling. But when it go down, we gon' be right there," he said. 

The uncentered diamond drama may be cleared up, but that didn't stop others from finding more issues with his new ornament.

Fans pointed out a double standard regarding Lil Uzi Vert's diamond

Lil Uzi Vert is clearly stoked about his $24 million gem, but many people are less than pleased. In fact, one Twitter user called out the double standard seen on the internet in just one day. "Twitter today: 'Chrissy is out of touch because she spent $13K on wine!'" the user stated before driving down his point of hypocrisy. "Twitter, later today: 'Awesome! Lookit 'Lil Uzi Vert's cool, $24M face diamond!'"

Just hours before the "Over Your Head" rapper posted about his new embellishment, Chrissy Teigen was slammed for sharing a story about unknowingly purchasing a $13,000 bottle of wine while dining with husband John Legend. Critics were quick to point out her privilege following her tweet. "Did you recover? Meanwhile people are out here drowning in debt, losing their homes, and can't afford to see a doctor," one person stated. Another chimed in, saying her story was "tone deaf."

Per usual, Teigen defended herself with a light-hearted, slightly sarcastic statement. "honestly, I will be that person for you," she wrote. "it is fun to gang up on me. I *see* the convos that bring you together in your owning of me. I make it easy. have fun." Meanwhile, Uzi seemed unbothered by his critics. For him, that may simply be "The Way Life Goes."