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Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Kanye West: ‘I Just Thought the Diamonds were Cooler’
Last month Jewelry News Network placed a story about Kanye West’s new diamond teeth. I and others speculated that it was most likely an expensive grille. But it turns they really are his teeth. He told Ellen DeGeneres that he had bottom front teeth removed and replaced with gem quality diamonds, and also gold, for that sparkling smile. “I just thought the diamonds were cooler,” he told DeGeneres.
Below is a video clip of West telling DeGeneres the story behind the teeth. If you don’t want to listen to the entire video, the part of the teeth begins at the 2.55 mark near the end of the video.
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I am a freelance writer and editor who covers the luxury jewelry and watch industry for several publications, including Forbes.com the Financial Times, Hong Kong-based JewelleryNetAsiaand the Italian jewelry magazine, VO+. In addition, I have my own blog covering the jewelry and watch industry, Jewelry News Network.