Kanye West claims to have replaced his bottom row of teeth with diamonds

Kanye West was a guest on the Ellen show yesterday. It was his first interview since the whole Taylor Swift VMA debacle over a year ago. Kanye was markedly different from the last time I remember seeing him interviewed, on Conan in November, 2008. In that older Conan interview, Kanye wore his sunglasses the entire time and was pretty much a massive dick. Kanye was much more personable with Ellen, although he still made some wacky pronouncements that massively overestimated his role in society, as is typical for him.

Although most of us didn’t notice, Kanye was out of the country for months trying to escape the shame of becoming an Internet meme. He told Ellen that he went to Japan at first, lived in Rome for a few months and then came back earlier this year to stay in Hawaii, where he was working on his new album. During that time, he had his entire row of bottom teeth replaced with diamonds and gold, at least that’s how he explained it. He said it wasn’t a “grill” and was his actual teeth. I know Kanye is ridiculous and self-important, but I thought he had better taste than that. The guy doesn’t wear a lot of bling or chains. He just didn’t seem like the type to get diamond teeth, but he obviously is.

Sure, a trip to the dentist can be expensive for anyone, but when you’ve got a taste for bling like Kanye West does, it can cost a fortune.

In a move that seems pretty extreme even for Kanye-loving Kanye, the rapper has had his bottom row of teeth removed and replaced with diamonds. The star showed off his new sparkling mouth bling when he appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show yesterday.

Ellen questioned him during a commercial break about what she thought was a grill (a piece of dental jewellery that snaps over teeth and is removable) but the too-rich-for-his-own-good rapper explained the diamonds are not removable but an actual implant.

“It’s really my real teeth,” he said. “It’s replaced my bottom row of teeth.”

“You’ve ripped all those teeth out and put in that?” Ellen asked.

“I just thought the diamonds were cooler,” he replied. “There’s just certain stuff that rock stars are supposed to do.”

“You can’t floss,” Ellen quipped. “Wow, so now you just get food stuck in your diamonds!”

[From NineMSN.com]

I was pretty confused about how it was possible to have permanent diamond teeth and if one had to really take the teeth out to put in diamond implants. Apparently the diamonds are drilled on top of his real teeth, as is explained in another interview Kanye did recently with Vanity Fair. He explained simply to VF that “I just like diamond teeth and I didn’t feel like having to take them out all the time.”

Lil Wayne also has diamonds permanently encrusted on his teeth, at a cost of about $150,000 for both his upper and lower teeth. At least Kanye’s are a bit more discreet but they still look gaudy. E! has some analysis from a dentist claiming that the teeth are not permanent and are a removable “grill,” but they seem to be judging from a picture Kanye posted to Twitter in late July when he was wearing a grill prior to his procedure. His teeth on Ellen looked different and more permanent. E!’s dentist notes “Those things are.. terrible plaque traps, and your mouth will stink. The only way to make it work is to have the diamond piece be removable.” Ha!

Getting back to Kanye’s interview, he told Ellen that he wasn’t going to attend another awards ceremony ever again. He did perform at the VMAs this year, but he was careful to specify that he wouldn’t be in the audience at future awards shows. I doubt that will last, but he did drop out of sight for a while and that’s more than I would have expected from him.

And there are new interviews with Kanye on Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood, where he talks about how unfair the Grammys have been, Kanye is back and he has sparkly stinky teeth to go along with that whine.


PARIS - OCTOBER 05: Kanye West and Selita Ebanks (L) leave the Grazia Masquerade Ball at Opera Garnier on October 5, 2010 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julien Hekimian/Getty Images)

PARIS - OCTOBER 05: Kanye West and Selita Ebanks (L) attend the Grazia Masquerade Ball at Opera Garnier on October 5, 2010 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julien Hekimian/Getty Images)

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  1. Rose says:

    I like Kanye, he’s talented and I love his music. If he can afford the diamond teeth, then let there be diamonds.

    and, he was just telling the truth about taylor swift.

  2. Chris says:

    I wonder if he got them from Naomi Campbell?

  3. Janine says:

    I don’t really care about the Taylor Swift nonsense, but it’s laughable that he had to leave the country and go into hiding. She should be thanking her lucky care bear for the scandal.

    And diamond teeth. Really? I just… can’t.

  4. Chessie says:

    What a shame. He had nice teeth before he ruined them.

  5. Westcoaster says:

    If he replaced his teeth with diamonds, how would he brush or clean them? It must be a removeable piece, otherwise Kanye will have some extreme bad breath!

  6. teehee says:

    Ok so now he can destroy his entire upper row of teeth, due to the hardness of the diamond teeth below.

  7. bubbles says:

    I just want to remind everyone that the public has created this monster. a true idiot par excellance. if he doesn’t know what to do with his money anymore I’d be more than happy to point him towards a couple of charities.

  8. Shay says:

    He is an idiot.

  9. Diane says:


  10. Lita says:

    You know how usually people are all “well, whatever works for you in life .. ” about things, but then how there’s some stuff that just isn’t like that? Diamond teefs = stupid. What kind of spazmaholic??!! I could explain this citing cultural norms and societal expectations but it’s redundant! DIAMOND TEEFS = STUPID. Fuckit, I’d even hashtag it for him.

  11. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    @ Shay, my thoughts exactly…

    What an idiot!

  12. nycmom10024 says:

    Poor dental health is correalated to a number of serious health issues, Alzheimers and heart disease to name a couple.

  13. ittybitty says:

    NO CLASS! Ghetto city! Taylor Swift is so much classier than this trash! Go back into hiding moron.

  14. lin234 says:

    Eeek I hate going to the dentist I can’t imagine going in for a useless procedure that messes with perfectly good teeth. I’d freak out about the long term effects of the damage it would take to insert something permanent on your teeth.

  15. Bailey says:

    grilz are so 2002

  16. Jaded says:

    That disgusts me. He disgusts me. He’s the finest example of greed, stupidity, and overwhelming and totally undeserved hubris. Plus he’s a chickensh*t for running away with his tail between his legs for doing something stupid but insignificant in the grand scheme of things. Kanye, bury your ego and start doing some good in the world with the kind of money you chose to spend on your f*cking teeth. Idiot.

  17. BReed says:

    Diamond teeth? It figures. What a stupid boy.

  18. chasingadalia says:

    To quote That 70’s Show:


  19. aenflex says:

    He just lost all hope of future and existing shreds of credibility.

  20. sisi says:

    Didn’t Lil Wayne need dental care before or during his time in jail? If the diamons are so unhygienic, that explains a lot.

  21. Mizz Tickles says:

    How many hungry kids could have been fed with those horrid teeth, they look like braces, which I had for 5 years no fun and not good for the teeth and gums.

  22. guesty says:


  23. Stronzilla says:

    Well you know what they say, diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Maybe he wants to audition to be the next James Bond super villain. They can call him ‘Maws’.

  24. original kate says:

    how very george washington of him.

  25. Sassy says:

    Um, yeah. FAIL. He’s such a stupid douche.

  26. susanne says:

    This is a cry for help.

    Remember britney and the head shaving and umbrella waving? This is the same, thing, KANYE-STYLE.

    He’ll embarass himself on an award show, ruin his teef, ANYthing to get us to forget Gay Fish. It’s all I can think of when I see him, only I think it in CAPS!

  27. Mari says:

    I’m currently dry heaving at the thought of his vomitous emitous halitosis.
    Maybe he should go ahead and add a “little tree” car freshner in there while he’s at it.

  28. Lady LaLa says:

    So, I guess that song about diamonds from Leone was all bs, right? Poser.

  29. Crash2GO2 says:


  30. Randomness says:

    So people complain about the “Brand’s” future wedding costing so much and being disgusted? Really? Doesn’t diamond teeth take it to a whole new level of waste of money that could have been better spent somewhere else? Although it is his money so…eh…not my thing

  31. ohso says:

    Ridamndiculous! Really diamond teeth? Its his money but still. When celebrities go broke, this is why. Spending it on foolishness!

  32. lu says:

    Diamonds, because Colgate is not enough.

  33. Beck says:

    He makes me sick. I don’t know how anyone could spend money on diamond teeth when you could do so much good with the money.
    Our local news did a story about grills and gold/diamond teeth. Your teeth basically rot underneath the gold/grill. They showed people getting the good teeth/grills removed. Their teeth were tiny little rotten things. It was beyond disgusting plus these people went on to have other dental problems. So stupid!

  34. Jim says:

    I guess this is kinda like gettin’ flashy rims.

  35. Diva says:

    LOL… he said he already cleaned all his jewelry with toothpaste anyway!

    LMAO… hilarious!

  36. Anti-icon says:

    Tupac is rolling in his grave about this…..it’s…just….too….weird.

  37. Jag says:

    @ teehee ~ I didn’t even think of that! He’ll have to replace the top ones in time, due to the diamonds wearing on them. Maybe that’s why he made them shorter, so that they can’t hit his top teeth as much?

    He does have pretty teeth. It’s a shame that he destroyed some of them for something he’s probably going to regret. And of course I’d say something about the people or animals he could be helping with the money he spent, but it’s his money, so he can be stupid with it if he wants to. /sigh

    At least he didn’t go with the current trend of having yellow or brown diamonds. LOL

  38. gg says:

    Thought he had better taste than that? Why, pray tell? His taste in practically everything else is absurd as well.

  39. NACHO says:

    What a pice of trash the biger pices of trash are the ones that think hes COOOOOOL

  40. Pondo Sinatra says:

    JAWS !!!!

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