Lil Uzi Vert is out here buying an actual planet, just so you know (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
Lil Uzi Vert is just days away from becoming the first-ever human being to own a whole planet. Yes, you read that right.
According to singer Grimes, aka Elon Musk’s girlfriend, the XO Tour Llif3 rapper is out here making history with a very impressive purchase.
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, the Kill V. Maim singer shared a photo of WASP-127b, a gas giant exoplanet larger than Jupiter.
‘Apparently @LILUZIVERT owns this planet – just a heads up,’ she explained in the caption.
Lil Uzi – real name Symere Bisil Woods – confirmed his planet purchasing plans and said the big reveal was supposed to be a surprise as he commented: ‘I tried 2 surprise everyone. Still working on it.’
Grimes then explained: ‘Documentation almost complete for @LILUZIVERT to legally claim wasp-127b – this is huge! First human to legally own a planet.’
As the likes of Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk battle it out to try and make space tourism a thing, Lil Uzi is just out here buying the planets. As you do.
The WASP-127b was discovered in 2016 and is 1.4 times larger than Jupiter.
It orbits a yellow star (like the Sun) and it takes 4.2 Earth days to complete one orbit of its star.
Naturally, people had some questions about how someone ‘buys’ a planet as one Twitter user wrote: ‘@liluzivert HOW TF DID U BUY A PLANET, like there is no way you dropped maybe $100M+ on a Planet.’
Another added: ‘You really think you can actually buy a planet. Uzi is getting scammed lol.’
‘Why lil uzi vert buy a planet he cant even step foot in ?’ one fan joked.
Another user asked: ‘Who’d he buy it off if he’s the first person to own a planet?’
His latest extravagant purchase comes months after the rapper inserted $24m diamond into his actual forehead (Picture: Instagram/liluzivert)
This isn’t the only unexpected purchase the Bad and Boujee rapper has made recently after he implanted a $24 million (£17.4 million) diamond into his forehead earlier this year.
The Money Longer rapper had fans shocked and incredibly concerned after he unveiled the life-threatening face piercing in February.
In clips and images, his forehead could be seen bleeding after the diamond had been implanted.
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However, the piercing didn’t last for too long as it was suddenly missing from its prime location by the time June came around.
Lil Uzi is known for his extravagant jewelry purchases but now he’s cast his eye up to the skies, who knows what he’ll buy next.
Watch this space… unless he buys that too!
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