Lil Wayne debuted the video for his new single ‘Uproar’ this week, but fans were just as fascinated by his latest fashion accessory as the music.
The rapper showcased the custom pendant, which just happens to be a solid gold replica of his own head, in the video on Monday. The piece was commissioned by one of Lil Wayne’s friends to celebrate his 36th birthday and the release of his album Carter V, and is crafted from 18ct yellow gold and set with white diamonds.
Still, the story behind the necklace is almost as interesting as the jewellery itself. The portrait was hand-carved by student Joy BC, who attends London’s prestigious Royal College of Art. But despite her obvious talent, BC was about the drop out of art school as she couldn’t afford the fees – that was until this commission came along.