Kid Cudi Shows Off Ridiculous $1M Ben Baller x KAWS Chain At 2021 Met Gala

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New York, NY – Kid Cudi was hard to miss on the red carpet at the 2021 Met Gala on Monday night (September 13) — and not because of his neon green hairdo, black eyeliner or shower curtain-style skirt.

Cudi stepped out at the star-studded fundraising event, which was held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, wearing a jaw-dropping Ben Baller and KAWS diamond chain worth over $1 million to go along with his Louis Vuitton outfit.

The one-of-a-kind 18-karat gold piece, which Ben Baller described as “the biggest chain of my entire 17-year jewelry career,” features a diamond-encrusted version of KAWS’ iconic Holiday Space astronaut figure — a fitting choice for the Man on the Moon rapper.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Ben Baller revealed the astronaut’s iced-out backpack actually opens up, allowing Cudi to store his emergency weed in there.

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“This is the most detailed and intricate piece of jewelry I’ve ever created in my entire career,” Ben Baller wrote on Instagram along with close-ups of the chain. “From the micro pavé setting on the wrinkles & hoses in the astronaut suit to the functional backpack(has a secret compartment).

“Thank you @KAWS for trusting me to make this piece to the superior #KAWS standard. Thanks to my entire team at @ifandco as we had to shut down our entire factory for 3 months to make this. Thank you @kidcudi for the vision and our friendship, we always take it to the next next next level.”

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This isn’t the first time Kid Cudi and Ben Baller have linked up (no pun intended). Last year, Ben created a custom Takashi Murakami-inspired necklace for Cudi’s birthday. Before that, he designed a puffy link chain featuring a pendant of Kid Cudi’s BAPE cartoon character.

Check out more photos of Kid Cudi’s Ben Baller x KAWS chain below.