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How Celebrities Stunt With Grillz At The BET Hip Hop Awards

“Grillz will always be a huge part of the hip hop community.”

Grillz have long been a status symbol for hip hop artists who want to express their success in the industry. And there’s definitely no shortage of mesmerizing custom mouthpieces on the BET Hip Hop Awards red carpet. “Grillz are commonly seen as an alternative way of showing off one's wealth and even style,” says Alex Peck, Chief Executive Officer of Luxe Grillz

(Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)
(Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)

He adds, “Gold teeth were originally a way of inexpensively fixing cavities, however, they quickly became a fashion statement largely thanks to the pioneers of hip hop.” 

The grillz expert explains that dental jewelry has even taken new forms with unique embellishments including diamonds, sapphires, opals, enamel, pearl shells, and other interesting enhancements. 

If you ask Peck, we won’t see these flashy wealth pieces going anywhere, any time soon. “Grillz will always be a huge part of the hip hop community especially as new designs push the limits to what's possible in dental jewelry,” he concludes. 

As we gear up for hip hop’s biggest night out, we are digging in our archives and highlighting some of the grillz that caught our attention with their expensive custom swag. Keep scrolling to see the iciest mouthpieces we’ve seen so far!

  1. Moneybagg Yo

    (Photo by Thaddaeus McAdams /FilmMagic)
    (Photo by Thaddaeus McAdams /FilmMagic)

    At the BET Hip Hop Awards 2019, Moneybagg Yo dripped in millions of dollars worth of ice, including his sparkly grillz. 

  2. Quando Rondo

    (Photo by Thaddaeus McAdams /FilmMagic)
    (Photo by Thaddaeus McAdams /FilmMagic)

    In 2019, Quando Rondo proudly displayed his shiny grillz that playfully glimmered in the flashes of the paparazzi.

  3. Young M.A

    (Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)
    (Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)

    Young M.A celebrated the BET Hip Hop Awards 2018 with flashy customized grillz that shimmered and shined. 

  4. Kodie Shane

    (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)
    (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)

    Kodie Shane dazzled in diamond-encrusted top grillz and classic gold bottom grillz. 

  5. Lil Yachty

    (Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)
    (Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)

    On the BET Hip Hop Awards 2016 green carpet, Lil Yachty proudly flashed his classic solid-gold grillz. 

  6. T-Pain

    (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BET)
    (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BET)

    T-Pain stepped onto the BET Hip Hop Awards 2008 carpet with Bootsy Collins-inspired drip and flaunted his yellow diamond grillz alongside Soulja Boy

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