Never forget it was a 16-year-old Lil Wayne on the chorus of the 1999 game-changing Cash Money record, “Bling, Bling.”
The song, led by currently incarcerated Hot Boys rapper B.G., officially ushered in an era where ice became one of Hip Hop’s top accessories.
Since then, Lil Wayne has been immortalized in his role as a rap CEO, counting Drake and Nicki Minaj’s seemingly bottomless wins to his own Young Money Records empire.
To celebrate his non-stop winning, Lil Wayne consulted famed Hip Hop jeweler Elliot Eliantte — known for his slogan “#ShouldaWentToElliot” — for a fairly sizable Young Money diamond pendant.
“Young Mula Baby! @liltunechi Voice,” Elliot wrote on Instagram, flashing the radiant hardware on Thursday (July 30).
The New York-based stone lord’s popularity has grown exponentially since he was responsible for Lil Uzi Vert’s purported $24 million forehead diamond that drew blood from his colored mane — and his popularity didn’t cease this week with that Lil Wayne post.
Following up on Friday (July 31), the one-million-follower Instagram account presented Migos’ Offset’s latest piece, which showcases Quavo, Takeoff and his own likeness encased in an array of gold and diamonds.
“Should’ve went to Elliot cuz I DID,” Cardi B’s husband wrote in the comments.
Offset’s latest fashionable purchase is par for the course seeing that the Migos spitter recently co-released the YouTube-sanctioned documentary ICE COLD: The Promise of Hip Hop Jewelry, and is hosting his own HBO Max reality show The Hype.
Indulge in both TV shows below.