Lil Uzi Vert was the topic this week, not because of his new song, but with a shocking announcement: he would indeed "purchase" a planet with the blessing of Grimes, Elon Musk's companion.
Lil Uzi Vert is a very particular star of the art world and also a particular star of the American rap world. If his musical style is what succeeded in setting him apart and making him known, the rapper has created and maintained the interest of thousands of fans in him.
After the story of the diamond in the forehead, the 26-year-old rapper is set to show that he is certainly one of the most unpredictable characters in the world of rap. In one last remarkable publicity stunt, Lil Uzi Vert is said to buy a planet!
Artist Grimes released this information on Thursday on her Twitter account. "I tried to surprise everyone," Lil Uzi Vert tweeted in response the same day, adding, regarding the deal, that he "is still working on it."
The planet in question, named "WASP-127b", is a giant gas exoplanet larger than Jupiter. An exoplanet is a planet located beyond our solar system. Most orbit other stars, but floating exoplanets, called "rogue planets," orbit the galactic center and are not attached to any stars. The majority of the exoplanets discovered so far are in a relatively little region of our galaxy, the Milky Way.
The boss of Tesla appears to be directly involved, as Lil Uzi Vert used the hashtag Neuralink, one of Elon Musk's companies whose goal is to create a neural implant. Nevertheless, will the artist be able to become the "first human to legally own a planet," as Grimes attests?
It seems quite impossible.
The objects of the universe are indeed considered a "heritage of humanity" as explained by Eric Lagadec, president of the French Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics, to 20 Minutes. In this way, it is difficult to become the owner of a planet.
On the other hand, there is a way to leave his name to galactic posterity. The International Astronomical Union sometimes organizes contests to name asteroids. It is also possible to watch the stars, hoping to find a new celestial object: in which case, the latter can take the name of its discoverer.