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Kanye West’s Diamond Dental Work


Kanye West is topping his giant gold jewelry display at the BET Awards earlier this summer with a doozy of a diamond statement. According to his recent ‘tweets’, the self-proclaimed king of hip-hop has replaced his lower teeth with, um, diamonds. (And apparently his cerebral cortex with Play-doh).

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill diamond grill a la Lil Wayne, folks. When asked by his Twitterati if he was for real, he came back with this:

“No seriously … I said my teeth are real diamonds… these are not fronts… I replaced my bottom row of teeth with diamonds.”

These are his twitpics to prove it!

It seems bling is back in a big way for Kanye – but will the world care? Maybe he should just stick to peeving off pop stars? What do you guys think of his icy move?

The Jewelry Insider

July 1, 2010


Bling. We used to see oodles of it during hip hop’s heydey – from Lil’ Wayne (who coined the term) and 50 Cent to old schoolers Flav-o-Flav and Run DMC. But times have changed, with the lingering recession keeping diamond grillz and oversized pendants to a fading glimmer.


Until Kanye performed at the BET Awards last weekend.

If you’re going to make your ‘comeback’ opening an awards show on top of a volcano, you better have the goods to back it up. And Kanye’s Pharaoh-inspired look certainly rose to the occasion with giant gold jewelry Sarah Palin could probably see from her back yard.

Hip hop jewelry supplier, Jacob & Co. created the custom-made link chain and charm depicting Egyptian god Horus, as well as a four-finger pyramid knuckle ring – both made of 24kt yellow gold.

And the price tag? They each retail for a nice two-bedroom in the burbs – a mere $300,000.

(The Horus. The Horus.)

What do you think of Kanye’s quest to regain his throne through jewelry? Would you wear a Horus pendant to your July 4th BBQ? Weigh in!