Young Thug Had A Diamond Face Implant In 2016 — Just Not On His Forehead Like Lil Uzi Vert

HipHop News Posted on February 9, 2021 at 1:28am

Young Thug Had A Diamond Face Implant In 2016 — Just Not On His Forehead Like Lil Uzi Vert

Uzi's forehead implant is "as safe as any other piercing" according to Eliantte & Co's Simon Babaev.

Lil Uzi Vert unsurprisingly went viral on Wednesday (February 3) after revealing he had implanted a $24 million pink diamond into his forehead, which was inspired by Lil B — not Sauce Walka.

Following the crazy procedure, Rolling Stone caught up with Simon Babaev of New York-based jewelers Eliantte & Co who provided the stone. Speaking on behalf of the company’s owner Elliot Eliantte, he revealed that while they’d never done a forehead implant before, Young Thug previously had an implant on his face five years ago.

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“In the forehead? No, that’s a bit extreme,” he said. “But just on the face, we’ve done. In 2016, Young Thug had a diamond implanted on his face. He had a pear shape, like a teardrop, I believe. He had it on his face for a while, but then I think he lost it.”


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Despite Lil Uzi Vert claiming he could die after sharing a photo of blood pouring from his face, Babaev said the implant is completely safe.

“It’s as safe as any other piercing,” he revealed. “As long as you maintain it well and have good upkeep, it’s perfectly fine. We made sure that prior to getting anything done that Uzi brought someone in to consult on everything. We didn’t just do this randomly.

He continued, “In the body modification world, they usually do everything in stainless steel or surgical-grade steel. But in our case, we did everything with precious metals. We engineered a specific mounting that clips and locks in place. There’s a w


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