Bling! Lil John Sets Guinness Record
Published Mar 26, 2007Crunk monarch and source of Dave Chapelle's ridicule, Lil Jon, has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for his latest blingin' acquisition.
With the purchase of a diamond and gold pendant reading "Crunk Ain't Dead," Lil Jon (aka Jonathan Smith) set the world record for the largest diamond pendant on record. Valued at $500,000, the piece is made up of 73 carats of diamonds with a total stone count of 3,756 genuine round-cut white diamonds set in 18-carat yellow and white gold. The size of this monster is on record at 7.5 inches in height, six inches in width, an inch thick and weighs an impressive 5.11 pounds.
"I'm glad the Guinness World Records folks acknowledged me and my 'Crunk Ain't Dead' piece. I grew up on reading and hearing about people and celebrities who break records in the Guinness World Records book and it always fascinated me,' said the goblet toting rapper. "Now that I'm on the list, it feels great. Let's just see how many rappers try to outdo my pendant and break my record. They don't call me the King of Crunk for nothing!
The King is also currently working on a new album looking to prolong the mighty crunk genre. Entitled Crunk Rock, the album will feature guest appearances by both Good Charlotte and Green Day. Rick Rubin, R. Kelly, Three 6 Mafia, Ciara, Lil Wayne and Jonathan Davis of Korn.