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Lil Uzi Vert Is Set To Be 'First Person To Buy Entire Planet'

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Lil Uzi Vert Is Set To Be 'First Person To Buy Entire Planet'

Lil Uzi Vert is set to become the 'first person to legally own an entire planet'.

The rapper, real name Symere Bysil Woods, is reportedly working on acquiring WASP-127b, a gas giant exoplanet larger than Jupiter.

The artist hit the headlines earlier this year when he removed his world-famous diamond from his forehead.

But he's back again, and according to fellow artist Grimes, the 26-year-old is now very close to owning the planet, which was discovered back in 2016.

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In a post to her Twitter account, Grimes said: "Documentation almost complete for @LILUZIVERT to legally claim wasp-127b - this is huge! First human to legally own a planet."

This was in response to a previous tweet by Lil Uzi that claimed he was 'still working' on buying the planet.


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Earlier this morning, the rapper took to Twitter again to ask his fans what he should call the planet, should he eventually own it out right.

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I'm guessing WASP-127b wasn't catchy enough for him. The youth of today.

Lil Uzi asked: "New name for MY planet?"

Some of the proposed names included 'Deandre's Planet', 'Dom', 'Planet LUV', 'Baby Pluto' and the 'Real Pluto'.

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Now, while this all may sound very exciting, it's unclear as to whether this is even possible, with currently no legal framework for individuals to actually own planets.

So it's probably best to take Lil Uzi's and Grimes' comments with a large pinch of salt. Perhaps a handful.

Comments from Yale astronomy professor Gregory Laughlin, shared in Rolling Stone magazine, explain the difficult nature of such a transaction.

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Prof Laughlin said: "No legal ownership framework or regulated Earth-based exchange currently exists for the purchase of exoplanetary assets.

"At present, any purchase (either for investment or speculative purposes) would need to be arranged through an off-Earth venue.

"I remain unaware of the existence of galactic exchanges for planet trading, but that in itself, of course, does not preclude their existence."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: rapper, Grimes, rap, Entertainment, jupiter, US News, Planet, US Entertainment

Dominic Smithers
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