Lil Uzi Vert is channeling his inner Big Draco and becoming the first person to make a groundbreaking move. According to a Twitter conversation between the Philadelphia emcee and the artist Grimes, Uzi is in the process of filling out documents to secure his ownership of a planet.
On Thursday (July 22), Grimes — who is the girlfriend of Elon Musk — retweeted a photo of a gas giant exoplanet 1.4x called WASP-127b. “Apparently @LILUZIVERT owns this planet - just a heads up,” she wrote, ruining Uzi’s “surprise.”
“I tried 2 surprise everyone,” he told Grimes. “I’m still working on it.” Excited by the news, the artist celebrated Uzi’s pioneering move.
“Documentation almost complete for @LILUZIVERT to legally claim Wasp-127b - this is huge!” she tweeted.
Lil Uzi Vert and Grimes have been friends for quite some time and have even recorded some unreleased hits together. A few months ago, shortly after he debuted his forehead piercing, the two virtually contemplated the idea of getting brain chips that are said to “help people with paralysis” and invent “new technologies that will expand our abilities.”
“Let’s get brain chips,” Grimes told Uzi, who immediately expressed his interest. “I’m ready,” he tweeted at the time. “When [are] we doing it?”
“Let’s aim for chips by 2022,” Musk’s girlfriend answered. “It’s experimental surgery, but if it succeeds, we’ll have the knowledge of the Gods haha.”
It’s not clear how long it will be before Lil Uzi Vert officially becomes a planet owner. Per Grimes, however, when the documentation is finally complete, the star will become not only the first rapper, but the “first human to legally own a planet.”
Look below to see the conversation Lil Uzi Vert and Grimes had about Uzi’s future ownership of a planet, which is reportedly larger than Jupiter.