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Million Dollar Baby

7/28/2006 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Baby's Bling: Click to watchPeople joke that Julia Roberts has a million dollar smile but rapper Baby literally does - and he has the bling to prove it.

TMZ was there as the Cash Money Millionaires artist had his $250,000 platinum/white gold plated and diamond encrusted grill (which means teeth in old English) replaced with a new and improved one worth $500,000.

The diamonds were designed by jeweler to the stars Chris Aire. Aire is the first designer to provide ascher cut diamonds made especially for use as a dental accessory.

The four hour procedure, performed by Beverly Hills dentist Dr. Daniel Durchslag, may seem bizarre to some, but Baby says he's just looking to "take it to another level."

And to keep his smile sparkling, don't expect to see him using Colgate anytime soon. Dr. Durchslag has concocted a special toothpaste that won't dull or scratch Baby's newly drilled family jewels.

Baby's extreme makeover should come as no surprise since he and the Cash Money Millionaires are responsible for coining the now ubiquitous term "bling bling." Which makes perfect sense since Baby says bling is his "passion" in life.

Besides the costs associated with the oral surgery and the diamonds, Baby also has an insurance policy on his new evil grin estimated at around $700K.

With a price tag like that, Baby's tooth fairy better have the last name Trump.

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31.

Skye's Tribe    

I think 400.00 is a big difference to 1 million to spend on vanity. To spend that on Grill is really a bad money decision. I'm sure he will not be able to sell it so its not a finacial investment. So this guy needs a finacial advisor and quick before he turns into MC HAMMER.

2985 days ago
32.

amyg    

I guess the old saying......."PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS" really applies!!!!

2984 days ago
33.

Cliff    

If I were him, I'd be talking to my jeweler.... Diamonds are the hardest natural substance known... Why does he need a special toothpaste to keep his "grill" looking polished?

When did we get to the point that we value our entertainers more than our teachers? Misplaced sense of priorities, if you ask me... But, even if the roles were reversed, do you really think you'd see a teacher with diamonds in his or her mouth? Just ridiculous....

2984 days ago
34.

IGOTSWAGGER    

It's funny how people are quick to judge etc. First and foremost, cut out the ridiculous comments being made about how stupid etc. Last time I looked he made the money so he should be able to do whatever he pleases. I am with the person above who says its funny how no ne has yet to call Jessica Simpson etc stupid fro their spending habits. Truth of the matter I feel like a lot of the people making the derogatoray comments are not financially where he is so to you it may seem foolish but I am quite sure we all have vices that we spend our money on that someone criticizes else criticizes us for. THEREFORE JUST MIND YA BUISNESS AND DO YOU! Because all these comments about what he should have done are ridiculous. I wonder how many of these people make donations or contributed anything to the tragedy that occurred in New Orleans................probably none of you but you are quick to say what someone else should hae done. Truth of the matter people that do it from the heart don't need the camera crews around for them to act accordingly they do it because thats what they choose, not for the publicity (i.e talk show host an a number of celebrities). SO again I SAY to you HBN PEOPLE STAY IN YOUR LANE and get ya money right so you to can blow 500k like it's 5 bucks

2984 days ago
35.

sj    

erkay badu has a grill. i thought it was a texas thing.
what we need to remember he is an entertainer and he is trying to keep a foot in the ghetto and a step in front of his competiton in the rap world.
baby does not tell you what to do with your money and if he wants to spend it on "bling" which no doubt his record company will say its a "costume" and they can claim it on his taxes as a business expense and it will eventually cost him NOTHING. if its waste to us, let them waste and lets be more concerned about OUR money. about investing and placing OUR money in the right places.
education your closely and dont buy into this "bling" mentality.

2984 days ago
36.

Jason Jerome    

This idiot has more money than brains and it shows by his estimate of how much his grill is worth.
There is NO WAY it cost what he alludes to. SHOW ME THE BILL!
I bet it cost 1/10th of his exaggeration and at very least he should take that money and give it to charity to help someone.
He should also look in a mirror! What an ugly pug that is with that shining bumper chrome!!

2984 days ago
37.

Shell    

I am black and I think that stuff is tacky stupid and the mark of a fool. This is not a black white issue. This is a fool and his money issue. He could buy a Mcdonalds franchise or buy some stock and triple his money instead of that stupid crap. You can't generalize about "these people" though. Jay z is a thug rapper and he used his money to buy the New Jersey Nets and open a multi million dollar clothing line and buy a vodka company. Nelly and Snoop dogg much the same. Look at Liberacce and his extravagance no one used him to generalize his people. Its just one stupid mans obsession and I dont like it. But this is America!

2984 days ago
38.

Michelle    

Although I think baby could have better spent the money, the in thing now for hip hop is grills. I mean even paul wall has grills and he is not black. Hulk Hogans daughter brook has grills. The celebrity children are now getting blinged out (as they say) nukkies, pacifiers, spoons and God knows what else. The expensive jeans are crazy as well that the new age celebrity can't live with out. No matter what they are buying the fact is when it comes down to the bottom line of it all, IT"S THEIR MONEY!! White, Black, Purple, or Yellow the color of the person spending the money is irrelevant..So calling them rich people, those people, morans, or what ever else is just as crazy as them spending their money on silly things.
On the other hand this is a free country and we can say what we want! Just the same way as we can BUY WHAT WE WANT!!
FREEDOM YOU HAVE TO LOVE IT!

2984 days ago
39.

e mack    

lame as baby, man idont know what to say about his stupid ass, and him and wayne kissing in public shit ....but we all got the liberty to do what we want to do with the money we make. thats america you got to love it. and baby does and have given back to his community although that has nothing to do with how he spends his money. my only response to the joes is make sure you giving back something while you rolling on your twenties and sporting your new jordans and roca wear p.s. i hope someone make a withdrawal from baby grill

2984 days ago
40.

buddy ro    

at first glance i would say baby that's just dumb, however #14 d hawthorne brought to light some very good points, the first of which; white people do not, i repeat do not understand black culture and neither do they wish to. i was born in new orleans la, 9th ward but now reside in jax fl. Part of my family still resides in New Orleans, MY DAD PLAYED FOOTBALL WITH THE SAINTS( D'ARTGNAN MARTIN) AND MY COUSIN CURRENTLY PLAYS WITH THE JETS(CURTIS MARTIN) BUT MY DAD'S MOM CURRENTLY IN HER 70'S HAS A MOUTH FULL OF GOLDS (GOLD GRILL) AND IT WASN'T BECAUSE SHE IS TRASHY, IGNORANT OR UNEDUCATED, SO THAT JUST SPEAKS TO THE CULTURE OF THE REGION. WHEN WHITE CELEBS THROW $100K BASHES OR SPEND $5K ON A HERMES BIRKEN BAG, HAVE THEIR POODLE FLOWN FIRST CLASS AND CHAUFFERED AROUND IN A LIMO NOONE IS CALLING THEM OR THEIR ACTIONS IGNORANT. EVERYONE PROBABLY AGREES BABY COULD HAVE SPENT HIS MONEY BETTER BUT THINK OF THIS, AT EVERY AWARDS SHOW A FAMOUS JEWELER LOANS HIS JEWELRY OUT FOR ONE NIGHT TO TOP STARS, THOSE SAME STARS DON'T HAVE THE MEANS OR EITHER DON'T WISH TO PURCHASE THESE HARRY WINSTON JEWELS BUT THEY STILL WANT THAT SAME ATTENTION GARNERED BY THE BLING AND AFTERALL NOBODY SAYS ANYTHING ABOUT HOW YOU SPEND YPUR MONEY HOWEVER FRIVOLOUS IT MIGHT BE/ I INVITE EVERYONE THAT COMMENTED ON THIS PIECE TO RESEARCH WHAT BABY AND THE CASH MONEY MILLIONAIRES HAVE DONE FOR HURRICANE KATRINA VICTIMS AS WELL AS THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS IN LA

2984 days ago
41.

Boobie    

Actually, he didnt pay for it...its a part of his 'look' for his rap career. TAX RIGHTOFF or even better paid for by UNIVERSAL RECORDS. Stars get to right off stuff like liposuction, clothing, autos, ANYTHING that has to do with how the public views them. AND I see NOBODY heard that the NATIONAL GUARD ROBBED his house and GOT CAUGHT....he should DONATE??!!! Idiots....donations are the biggest scams around..oh sorry second to CHURCH. Where is the DONATIONS FROM 9/11???? Man how soon we forget....Do yo Baby...crackers will never understand.

2983 days ago
42.

Don Won    

I like it

2983 days ago
43.

Don Won    

Gold is more than just another commodity, it’s a currency. It is THE currency that evolved in the marketplace over the last 5,000 years. As time passes baby's grill will go up in Value.

2983 days ago
44.

EroCentrique    

No matter what you say to justify this behavior....this is pure, unadulterated ignorance.

Regardless of whether or not it's your hard earned money, you have an obligation as a human being to be more intelligent than this.

If you want to represent New Orleans.....a place where thousands of people have just lost their asses.....feed some people.....clothe some people....house some people! $ 500,000.00 will go a LONG WAY toward helping society as a whole. And even if you been charitable in the past....FUCK IT....help so MORE PEOPLE. That is your God-given resposibility.

For whom much is given.....MORE is expected.

2983 days ago
45.

get a life people    

buddy i have a ? how can people in 9th ward afford gold teeth but they can't afford a car to get out of town when katrina hit......i do agree celebraties have to much money and they spend it on stupid stuff.....but you have to admit a grill in anybodys mouth (white or black) is just plain trashy.......and by the way my town opened its doors for alot of 9th ward weeks after katrina...the crime rate and drug problem doubled.......

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