SPACE LAW EXPERT: "IT'S FRAUD."
We Bought a Planet
Rapper Lil Uzi Vert says he’s working on buying the gas giant exoplanet WASP-127b in what would certainly be the first purchase of its kind.
Unfortunately, Uzi — who previously embedded a $24 million diamond into his forehead and joined Grimes in a vow to embed computer chips into their brains to obtain the “knowledge of the Gods” next year — may not have the firmest grasp on space law, per Insider‘s reporting. Experts told the outlet that buying an exoplanet is legally impossible (and even if it were legal, would Uzi be able to afford it? Probably not). Still, the nonsensical announcement raises important questions about who owns the cosmos (no one) and what it would take for that to change.
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The news, if it really is that, broke on Wednesday when Grimes quote-tweeted an artist’s rendition of WASP-127b and said “Apparently [Lil Uzi Vert] owns this planet – just a heads up.”
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