I don’t know, I don’t know. I’m old. I don’t know my Lil Pumps from my Lil Yachtys, Lil Xans, Lil Uzi Verts, Lil Peeps, or Lil Kims. And the picture above doesn’t really help (He looks like Justin Timberlake doing a really annoying SNL sketch) (I mean those tragic face tattoos. Did he get them with a Wacky Pack of gum?). But TMZ is reporting he “plunked down 6 figures on a new set of custom grillz … spending a whopping $250,000 to fill his mouth up with ice!!!” – all so he could compete with somebody named Quavo, who I guess also has a blinged out grill? Well, good for them.
The “Gucci Gang” rapper hit up celebrity jeweler Johnny Dangfor the chilly new look, and Johnny tells us it’s the first 18-carat, rose gold, baguette grill he’s ever made.
Here’s what ya get for a quarter million dollars … a flawless baguette made of 165 hand-picked diamonds — each 16-carats and cut to fit a specific tooth — set in a rose gold, baguette grill.
Check it out.
I’m strangely obsessed. They’re terrible. Truly. I never understand the appeal of grills. But those diamonds ARE rather gorgeous. Sixteen carats EACH? Wowza. And I’m a sucker for a nice emerald cut. They’d look great anywhere but on your teeth. And I suppose setting them in rose gold is acceptable because rose gold… is a close match to the color of his gums? Maybe? My step mother always sniffed that rose gold was only for Sweet 16 gifts and watch parts, so, I would have opted for platinum, but then who am I to judge?
What do you think? Worth it? Or: Maybe donate the $250,ooo to the Flint water crisis and save your soul? Just a thought, Mr Pump.