Lil Yachty Says He Once Had a Jewelry Addiction

You truly won't believe some of the pieces the rapper has in his collection.

Released on 3/22/2018

Transcript

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I think at one point in my career,
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I was addicted to buying jewelry, yeah.
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It was like a drug, because literally,
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you'd buy one thing and then
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you'd look at it for a couple weeks, and then it gets small.
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You know?
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It'd be big when you first bought it,
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then it would get small and then you gotta get bigger shit.
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Hey what's up GQ?
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It's Lil Yachty, On the Rocks.
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First piece I have ever got,
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my manager and my CEO, they bought me a baby boat.
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It was like this, but it was 3D, it was constructed.
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So then John, my homie John, he redid it super detailed.
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I bought it with this Cuban link.
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I paid $60,000.
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It was the first chain I paid for with my own money.
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I was excited as shit, because it was my first big chain.
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I had little small chains,
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and then from there I kinda went crazy.
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This is self-made for me, you know what I'm saying?
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King of the teens.
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This was about $50,000.
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It's a self portrait.
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You gotta do a split of the portrait,
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so you can see how identical this looks.
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It has this grill in the mouth.
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It has this watch on the hand,
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and then my Cartier bracelets that I never take off,
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those are on the arm,
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and then this bracelet is on the other hand
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with a tennis bracelet that I had, I lost it.
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This ring on the finger, I lost that ring too,
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but that ring's like this ring,
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except for all white diamonds.
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And I had this red St Laurent bandana on.
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If you can see, it's like this red with the rubies.
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It's super dope.
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This is Boat Simpson.
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You know, Gucci Mane, he did a Bart Simpson piece
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a long time ago, and I recreated it.
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You know what I'm saying?
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Pay homage to Gucci.
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Bart was always dope.
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Got like a little boat on it,
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some 1017 birds at the top.
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This was a hundred grand.
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(cash register bell ringing)
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And then I got this chain,
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I had never seen this before,
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you always see diamond chains,
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but this is different gemstones.
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This is like 20 grand.
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(cash register bell ringing)
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This was kinda cheap, like 25 maybe 30 grand maybe.
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That was dumb cheap.
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Then I have Yachty Jesus, Yachty Christ.
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It got the gold teeth, red hair with the diamond beads.
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One of my favorite sayings on the back.
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They hate on me, but they hated Jesus.
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From the late, great Soulja Boy.
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(laughing)
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I got this chain with this diamond rosary.
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This chain was so fucking expensive.
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It was like fifty grand,
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(cash register bell ringing)
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cause it's so many little diamonds.
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And then this was like 25.
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(cash register bell ringing)
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I think I paid like 70-something for these two together.
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(film reel spinning)
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I got a QC pendant.
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QC is the label Quality Control.
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That's our record label, you know what I'm sayin'?
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Originally, everyone had just the white one,
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and then Quevo came back and made the shit start spinning
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and it fucked me over, so I'm back to the drawing board
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on trying to see if I can make my shit fly or something.
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I got this bracelet.
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This was the only bracelet I didn't lose.
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It says Boat Boy on it.
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It's dope, right?
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I don't even wear it.
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It says Boat Boy.
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I got this, my solid foundation piece,
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which is my management.
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If you see Migos, you see Trippy Red,
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you know what I'm sayin',
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we all wear this.
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On them big old boogers you see right there.
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Them carats, and what not.
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The chain alone, I paid 55 grand just for this little chain.
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(beeping)
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Whoa, this shit is, this shit broke off again?
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Yep, I gotta get this chain fixed again.
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Gotta get that chain fixed.
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I'm glad I just raised that up.
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I gotta get the end of it fixed.
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So we got all my diamond chains.
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Not all of 'em.
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Now you see a lot of people wearing these diamond chains,
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man they be wearing fake diamond chains, man.
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Diamond chains are not cheap.
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I'm glad I got this segment
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to talk about jewelry for a second
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cause a lot of you rappers
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we see you're jewelry and it's a little sheisty,
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you know what I'm sayin'?
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We got a couple of 'em.
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This is the stuff that never sees the light of day.
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Like when you go through your toy collection
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you got those toys that you never play with
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that just sit in the box.
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But we got 'em, you know?
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But we got 'em, just in case somebody was curious
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if we got 'em, they're got.
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This chain, Icebox, I paid $140 grand for it.
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Man, I love Icebox, I feel like that was a little too much,
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you know what I'm saying?
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That was a little too much.
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But, I did, I paid $140 grand for it.
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70 pointers I think.
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And I knew I paid too much, cause then I got this 90 pointer
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for 90.
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(cash register bell ringing)
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And anything I'm saying, you can go quote me on.
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I don't have a reason to lie, you feel me?
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Anything you wanna quote, you can go ask a jeweler.
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They'll let you know.
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I don't have a reason to lie.
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Damn, my boy John hooked me up with these two for 15.
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(cash register bell ringing)
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$15 grand, it's like shit, what the fuck is that?
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What's 15?
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I'ma take them, screw it.
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Then we get home, mine.
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And I paid like 20 for this one, maybe 30.
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A little bit longer.
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One of my first diamond chains.
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That's when I realized how expensive diamond chains were,
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you know what I'm sayin'?
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And then I got this one.
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I paid, I know for a fact I paid $50 grand for this one.
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Because it's longer, this is the longest one I have.
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And the stones are pretty big.
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They're like 50 pointers.
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And then I paid $55 grand for this one,
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cause it got those super big stones in the middle.
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Really it was a female's chain and didn't fit my neck.
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I was like, add more links to it, I want it.
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$55 grand, bought it, cause I can.
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This custom lock chain I got made.
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For real lock, I got the link made.
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I had saw Skepta wearing a chain like this,
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but it wasn't iced out, it was just regular,
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and it was way smaller.
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I was like, I want that, but bigger and iced out.
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So we made it, then got this iced-out boat key
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attached to my Maybach key,
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you know I'm not tryna' flex or nothin', just.
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How you take it off, you know?
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It's crazy cause I've worn this chain out
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and forgot the key,
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and then you're stuck with it.
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This chain is so heavy.
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It's like a kilo and a half.
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We got this big ass Cuban.
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This Cuban's almost two kilos, almost.
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I cannot wear this chain for over ten minutes.
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It's so fuckin' heavy.
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Gotta get some diamonds put back in there.
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This was 150.
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(cash register bell ringing)
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I wasn't even supposed to buy this, man.
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That's how they always get me.
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They always come in with shit, you know what I'm sayin'?
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He just had it, and it was the biggest one I've ever seen
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so I was like, oh shit no one has one this big.
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So I went and bought one this big.
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I have this chain, it's like a puffer Cuban.
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It's super dope.
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No one has this chain either.
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Like, a lot of rappers have this bracelet.
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Bracelet's like $40 grand.
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(cash register bell ringing)
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It's like $40 grand from Icebox.
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But the chain, know what I'm sayin',
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I got the chain for about $75, $80 grand.
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(cash register bell ringing)
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It was like 77, it's in the middle,
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so I'ma throw it closer to 80.
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You know how I do, i'ma throw it close to 80.
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This is both from Icebox, and I told 'em,
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if I buy this chain I better not see it on no more rappers.
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Don't make it no more, you know what I'm sayin'?
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It's the closest to the DMX chain.
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Cause I really wanted DMX's chain.
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It's like a Cuban but it's a little different.
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I forgot the name of it.
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It's like a special type of Cuban.
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It's super expensive.
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Cause of course I'd ice it out.
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His was just like solid.
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But it would be super duper duper duper duper expensive.
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Like, this specific type of Cuban it was.
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So I just got these two.
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This is like a gang chain.
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I call it a gang chain.
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It's a sailing team piece.
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Everybody in my gang got one.
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My engineers, my manager, CEO, security.
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Anybody I fuck with, if I really fuck with you,
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you get the gang chain, the sailing team chain.
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You know what I'm sayin'?
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And which gets me to my next.
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The Big Daddy Kane.
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You know I'm sayin'?
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With the solitaire in the middle.
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This is still a gang chain,
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it's just a gang, gang chain.
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You know what I'm sayin'?
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This is a new gang chain.
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This is the first one, this is a prototype.
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It's Popeye, Popeye the sailor.
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I got a bunch of these coming for all the gang.
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And then I got the Big Daddy Kane one
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for myself coming, of course.
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Sometimes, we lock it up.
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I love watches.
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I got this Patek Philippe, rose gold.
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You know what I'm saying?
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I had swapped the face.
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I got the blue face,
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you know what I'm saying.
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Blue face doesn't come on the rose gold Patek.
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It comes elsewhere.
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So I had it put in there.
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First Rolex I ever bought.
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Lil, lil, lil Presidential joint.
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I got this Jubilee two tone, got the big face.
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This watch is very popular right now.
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It's kinda cheap, it's like $20 grand.
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But it got the biggest baddest one.
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I got these big-ass diamonds in the face.
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Big old boogers make you say ah-choo.
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I bought this watch.
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This is a Rolex, it's a Sky Dweller,
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with the big ass rocks.
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Me and my brother Offset both got this watch.
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With that blue face in there, you know what I'm sayin'?
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Blue face make you say Grace, know what I'm sayin'?
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You get where I'm going?
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Iced out all the way around.
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The first Rolex I ever got was a gift.
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Was this Yacht-Master, you know what I'm sayin'?
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With me being Lil Yachty.
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It was brand new.
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Nice and clean, solid gold.
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This watch is heavy as shit.
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This watch was like $40 grand.
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(cash register bells ringing)
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And then I have a watch sitting on my nightstand.
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A Rolex, I wanna say Presidential,
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got baguettes all the way around it.
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Just in case you wanna know why these two are empty,
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because I ain't no sucka.
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You feel me?
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This AP is special edition AP,
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this is from the QE Second Cup 2006,
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and if you can get the inside there,
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your little brother was just being born.
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The AP was about 80, 80-something, like $85-86 grand.
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(cash register bells ringing)
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Look at that face.
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The time set on this motherfucker is not the right time,
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and we're not gonna talk about that.
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We're not gonna talk about that right now,
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because that's irrelevant at the moment.
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I've been wearing grills since like ninth grade.
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I used to go to the flea market and get them.
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I used to get silver grills and like eight carat grills,
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I used to turn, I always had grills though man.
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I've always had grills.
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Nothing even wrong with my teeth, really.
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I just like grills.
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I got this canary yellow diamond set.
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I got the colorful set.
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And then I lost my white set with my rings and my watch.
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I've ran through like seven or eight sets.
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And that's like $7,000 every time.
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(cash register bell ringing)
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Speaking of that, man, I lost eight rings.
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Maybe like 10 or 12 rings.
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And I'm missing the AP.
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The Skeleton AP with baguettes on it.
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That watch was $150 thousand.
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(cash register bell ringing)
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And I had a ring that was $89 thousand,
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(cash register bell ringing)
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it was five carats.
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And then a whole bunch of other rings,
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like $20 grand and other little things
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that I don't know where the fuck they are.
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Yeah it's pretty much all I talk about.
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I got a song called Ice,
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completely about jewelry.
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All night taking pictures with all my ice.
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That was before I even had jewelry.
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I had no jewelry back then.
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I was dead broke, sleeping on a couch.
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Never seen a real diamond in my life.
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I got some diamond beads made.
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I haven't posted though.
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I got a video of it though.
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I'm gonna take like a couple hundred,
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cause I have six beads on one braid.
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And then every braid, so.
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We just waiting for the right time to break it out,
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but diamond hair beads, I did have that made.
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It's gonna be super dope.
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I can't wait to wear them,
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at the right time.
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That was an exclusive right there.
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Man, this is nowhere near all my jewelry man.
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All of my homies got jewelry on, know what I'm sayin'?
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I only got one neck.
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Just come to the house.
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When we have a party you guys come too.
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Man, I got a crazy video game collection,
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crazy toy collection, got the car collection.
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Just come through and see what the fuck
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I spend my money on.