One rapper has just brought demon time to a new level.
According to a Friday (July 23) report from the The Sun, São Paulo, Brazil-based rapper Renato de Santa had some some flesh removed from his face to get what he calls a “demon smile.” To achieve this look, he had someone use a scalpel to carved flesh from the corners of his mouth all the way up to his ears. Seems like it would be pretty painful.
De Santa’s latest body modification is one that comes after he’d already had his eyeballs dyed black and implants put under his head to simulate the appearance of horns. It was inspired by folklore.
“My new scarification is inspired by the Japanese legend of Kuchisake-onna – the woman with the cut mouth,” the 41-year-old rapper said of the work, which resemble’s Joker’s smile in The Dark Knight. The subject of the legend is a woman who has her mouth cut from one ear to another, and if you don’t say she’s beautiful, you get a lethal response.
While people from older generations haven’t exactly rocked with his body modifications, people much younger than himself appreciate what they see. “The kids like it a lot and see me as a superhero. They ask how the implants were made and also my eyes.”
Although it seems strange, de Santa definitely isn’t the first rapper to get some extreme body modifications. Earlier this year, Lil Uzi Vert had a pink diamond implanted into his forehead. Uzi said that if the diamond was removed from his head in the wrong way, he could die. It was reportedly worth $24 million. Earlier this year, he explained that he got the diamond in his forehead so he would never lose the expensive diamond.
“I’m Lil Uzi. I’m turnt up. So $24 million on a ring is the stupidest idea because I’m gonna look down and that ring ain’t gon’ be there,” he said during an appearance on “The Fat Joe Show.” “I know me. I wake up in odd places and different sceneries.”