Lil Wayne Teeth – Diamonds Grill Teeth!
Lil Wayne is famous for his rap music. But he is also famous for his attention grabbing teeth grilles. His famous diamond grille teeth were rumoured to be worth more than $150,000. His “diamonds in his teeth” image has followed him since 2009.
Lil Wayne knew the impact of those diamonds in his teeth. He proclaimed in his song “Days and Days” that his diamond studded teeth meant his words are worth more. The lyrics said “I got diamonds in my teeth, so all my words are precious”.
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Nowadays, its hard to imagine Lil Wayne without his diamond teeth. He wears them wherever he goes. Some say that his grills are not useless. And all of his diamond teeth came to more public scrutiny in 2010. Why? Lil Wayne was sentenced up to a year for a gun-possession charge. Many wondered how Lil Wayne could bring his “expensive jewelry” to prison.
It is well known that federal prisons do not allow expensive jewelry while serving time. This is to prevent such jewelry being bartered for other illegal items. Some prisons only allow watches of lower than 40% value.
Thus, according to TMZ, to comply with the prison house rules, there was a “marathon” session of eight root canals at one time! Whether its true or not, only Lil Wayne knows.
Lil Wayne Insists That His Diamond Teeth are Permanent
Despite wide speculation that Lil Wayne’s teeth are cosmetic items, Lil Wayne made statements to suggest that his diamond teeth are permanent.
In a 2010 interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Lil Wayne said “No, it’s not a grill because grills…come out…Imma die with these. These are my teeth…” and he continued “I can go to the dentist and switch them out, but it’s surgery.”
Enjoy the following shots of Lil Wayne’s diamond teeth over the years:
Here is Lil Wayne back in 2008 attending the Voodoo Experience at City Park. With a cool pair of spectacles, Lil Wayne flashed his diamond teeth at the crowd:
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Here is a picture taken in 2009 of Lil Wayne attending the Cash Money Records Pre-Grammy Party in Beverly Hills, California. Those diamond teeth grills looked stunning.
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When Lil Wayne performed at the Cajundome in January 2010, he was still showing off his diamond teeth. He added a stark reminder about his diamond teeth by wearing a cap with a diamond logo. Spot that?
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Then in 2011, Lil Wayne arrived at the 53rd Grammy Awards at the Staples Center, flashing his trademarked diamond-studded grin.
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Other than basketball games, Lil Wayne was also a boxing fan, appearing ringside at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. Vs Miguel Cotto fight. Lil Wayne looked really engrossed in the fight. Check it out:
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Lil Wayne was all smiles again at the DIRECTV’s Seventh Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl at DTV SuperFan Stadium. Donning a Reebok shirt and colourful “friendship” bands, Lil Wayne flashed a huge smile. What’s up with the plaster on his face?
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In 2014, Lil Wayne was on stage holding the Best Female Hip-Hop Artist Award. The eventual winner was Nicki Minaj. The photo below shows him at the BET AWARDS 2014 held in Los Angeles, California. He got a cool look all the time!
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In 2015, Lil Wayne showed that the shine on his diamond teeth ain’t fading. His perfect teeth lineup was on display as he waited to perform at Foxtail Pool in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Lil Wayne had a point to prove about his Samsung Galaxy S7 in 2016. The photo below shows him pouring champagne over his phone, while grinning from ear to ear. Quite a cool way to test out his phone huh?
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Overall, it seems unlikely that Lil Wayne will ditch his diamond smile soon. After all, his diamond teeth has accompanied him for almost a decade now. It is hard to imagine him rapping without his diamond teeth. Do his diamond teeth make his words more precious? Well, if you ask his fans, many of them would agree. What do you think of Lil Wayne’s diamond studded teeth?