US rapper Lil Uzi Vert has £17.5m pink diamond implanted in his forehead

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Watch: Lil Uzi Vert has $24 million pink diamond implanted into his forehead

US rapper Lil Uzi Vert has stunned fans by getting a huge pink diamond implanted into his face.

The Money Longer star had the gem – which is apparently worth a whopping $24 million (£17.5 million) – surgically embedded in his forehead.

He showed off his new bling in a short video on Instagram, which was captioned: “Beauty is pain.”

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The artist, 26, shared in a series of posts on Twitter that he had been paying for the diamond for years and that it was “millions”.

He told fans the jewel was close to 11 carats and that it was his favourite possession – as well as being his most expensive purchase ever.

“I’ve been paying for a natural pink diamond from Elliot for years now,” he wrote.

“This one Stone cost so much I’ve been paying for it since 2017.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 21: Lil Uzi Vert performs during the TIDAL's 5th Annual TIDAL X Benefit Concert TIDAL X Rock The Vote At Barclays Center - Show at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on October 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for TIDAL )
Lil Uzi Vert performs, 2019 (Theo Wargo/Getty Images for TIDAL )

“That was the first time I saw a real natural pink diamond.

“A lot of M’s in my face.”

“I’m literally tryna turn into a Diamond,” he added.

The rapper’s new accessory sparked a bit of a debate on social media, with some fans saying it was “on fire” and looked “amazing” but others questioning the move.

“it looks so uncomfortable,” said one of his Twitter followers, while another said it was “crazy”.

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 20: Rapper Lil Uzi Vert attends Forever or Never Birthday Celebration on November 21, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Photo by Prince Williams/ Wireimage)
Lil Uzi Vert attends Forever or Never Birthday Celebration on November 21, 2019 (Prince Williams/ Wireimage)

“Definition of rich people throwing away money for stupid s***,” said another.

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“That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen,” another person posted. “Why help out starving poor kids, or invest in your (and or your kids’) future, or help out the people who got you in this position, or do ANYTHING meaningful, when you can get a 20 mil diamond piercing on your forehead.”

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