Rapper Lil Uzi Vert has caused a huge stir on the internet and social media following his decision to get a pink diamond implanted into his forehead. Adding to his various facial tattoos and piercings, the pink diamond — sourced from celebrity jeweler Elliot Eliantte — is reportedly worth $24 million and weighs 10-11 carats, per Lil Uzi Vert's Twitter. The 26-year-old rapper has also apparently been paying off the pink diamond's high price since 2017, with him stating that the crystal is worth more than his home and his multiple supercars. However, there is a potential price he could pay stemming from the Diablo universe of all places.
Lil Uzi Vert went ahead and implanted a multi-million dollar diamond in his face A photo of the natural pink diamond now right in the center of the rapper’s forehead first appeared on social media, according to a Shade Room post, Uzi debuted the gem with one during a FaceTime call Buddy, the Philadelphia native made headlines earlier this. 14.9m Followers, 1 Following, 31 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Marni Life( NO STYLIST)1600 (@liluzivert).
The official DiabloTwitter account humorously commented on the pink diamond body modification, warning Lil Uzi Vert that the gemstone could in fact be the red soulstone containing the essence of the titular Lord of Terror himself. Whether or not the 'XO Tour Llif3' rapper — real name Symere Woods — will become the next mortal host of the Prime Evil or if Diablo is another addition to his long list of gaming interests is yet to be seen.
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The pink diamond piercing has received many comparisons to other media from both fans and Lil Uzi Vert himself. With Marvel miniseries WandaVision now out on Disney+, fans have compared the pink diamond to the Mind Stone in Vision's forehead, with concerns for a Thanos-like theft that could impact the Philadelphia native's safety.
Others have compared the pink diamond to the death crystal from the animated sci-fi series Rick and Morty or Tsunade's forehead seal mark from anime Naruto. Lil Uzi Vert has taken the latter resemblance in stride by changing his Instagram profile picture to Tsunade, keeping in line with his love for the Japanese series.
RETURN THE RED SOULSTONE, MORTAL. YOU CANNOT CONTAIN THE LORD OF TERROR. https://t.co/1GsUrPiSVB— Diablo (@Diablo) February 3, 2021
As for Diablo, the long-running RPG series is set to receive its fourth mainline entry soon. Announced back at BlizzCon 2019, the production of Diablo 4 has been hampered by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Despite these circumstances, Blizzard has offered multiple updates on the game's systems, story, and world. A major news update for Diablo 4 will be made at BlizzConline 2021 later this month on February 19-20.
There are also reports of a Diablo 2 remake being in development. Reports indicate that Vicarious Visions will be behind the remake, following the studio becoming a Blizzard subsidiary. The Albany, New York-based developer is known for its work on the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 remakes, so there is some hope that it can do justice by the 2000 classic.
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Is Lil Uzi Vert the world’s biggest WandaVisionfan? Just days after expressing interest in implanting a $24-million diamond in his forehead, the rapper stayed true to his word and got it done.
The rapper has never been one to shy away from eccentricity. The “Money Longer” artist has envisioned having this rare diamond for years and claims to have begun paying for it as early as 2017.
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Giving the ridiculousness of the situation, Twitter had an absolute field day with the news. Users did not hold back on roasting Uzi for his new headpiece:
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After a brief hiatus, Lil Uzi Vert returned with a fire in his heart in 2020. The rapper released two albums: Eternal Atake and Pluto x Baby Pluto, the latter a collaborative effort with Future. Each album was also rereleased with bonus editions, which essentially doubled as two full new albums. The rapper is looking to continue his hot streak into the new year. He recently announced that he has been in the studio with none other than Grimes, who he referred to as his “sister.”
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