Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, is apparently into heavy metal now.
On Wednesday, Ye shared a picture on Instagram of what appeared to be metallic dentures. The titanium implants were worth a whopping $850,000, the Daily Mail reports.
In a second picture, West compared his new mouthpiece to the character Jaws from the James Bond movies “The Spy Who Loved Me” and “Moonraker,” who had metal teeth.
According to the Daily Mail, West’s teeth were completely removed and replaced with custom titanium dentures by Beverly Hills-based dentist-to-the stars Dr. Thomas Connelly, and cosmetic dental technician Naoki Hayashi.
Shortly after West shared his news with his 18.7 million followers, Dr. Connelly reposted West’s story to his own page. Dr. Connelly, however, denied the report West’s natural teeth were removed.
“He did not have his teeth removed. He still has a full dentition,” he told Complex.
Hayashi also shared a photo of an article on his Instagram, apparently suggesting West’s teeth were removed and replaced with dentures.
“Kanye West!!! New fashion!!” Hayashi wrote.
“The technical term is fixed prosthodontics. They are fixed and permanent. This goes way beyond veneers or grills. It’s quite unlike anything that has been done before,” a person close to Ye told The Washington Post. “It’s experimental dentistry to say the least.”
The prosthodontics were designed by Ye and a team of dentists and cosmetic surgeons, the Post reported.
This comes as Ye is preparing for the release of his new album, “Vultures,” on Feb. 9. TMZ reports Ye also filmed a video in which he reportedly apologizes for past antisemitic comments. That video will reportedly be released simultaneously with his new album.