Lil Uzi Vert claims a fan ripped his $24 million diamond out of his forehead

Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for SoundCloud

When Lil Uzi Vert made a surprise appearance during Lil Baby‘s headline set Saturday night at the Made in America festival in Philadelphia, fans noticed that the trademark pink diamond in his forehead was missing.

The “XO Tour Llif3” rapper claims that the jewel was knocked out while he was crowd-surfing at the Rolling Loud fest in Miami in July. Fortunately, he recovered the gemstone, and did not suffer any facial damage.

“I jumped into the crowd and they kind of ripped it out,” he tells TMZ. “I still have the diamond so I feel good.”

The two-time Grammy nominee spent years saving so he could buy the diamond from his favorite jewelry designer, Elliot Eliantte.

“This one stone cost so much I’ve been paying for it since 2017. That was the first time I saw a real natural pink diamond,” Uzi tweeted in January. “A lot of M’s in my face.” Now he has a barbell piercing in his forehead in place of the diamond.

Vert is featured on Meek Mills‘ latest single, “Blue Notes 2,” which dropped September 1.

Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.