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Lil Uzi Vert Called Out By Experts For Alleged Planet Purchase: It’s Fraud
It doesn’t look like Lil Uzi Vert will be purchasing a planet after all.
As previously reported, Grimes, who is currently dating Tesla CEO Elon Musk, claimed on Twitter that Lil Uzi Vert is in the process of buying a planet larger than Jupiter. If true, he would be the first human to legally own a planet.
Lil Uzi Vert appeared to confirm the news and wrote,
“I tried 2 surprise everyone… still working on it…”
But now his alleged purchase is being called out as “bogus” and “fraud.”
Frans Von der Dunk, a professor of Space Law at the University of Nebraska explained to Insider,
“If someone sold him a planet or he thinks he owns this planet in the normal sense of the word, it’s simply not true. It’s fraud.”
He and the director of McGill’s Institute of Air and Space Law, Ram Jakhu, also referenced the 1967 Outer Space Treaty. That law, backed by the United Nations, bans any country and its residents from claiming outer space territory. Jakhu added that the most anyone can legally do is collect minerals. The U.S. government gave businesses the green light to gather objects from outer space for research purposes.
Meanwhile, others have alleged that they own property in space as well, including space activist Greg Nemitz who took legal action against NASA with claims that it landed on an asteroid he alleged he owned.
“You can give them your money, but it doesn’t mean anything. There will always be companies trying to sell you things. If they can make money off you, why wouldn’t they? But, that doesn’t mean it’s legally recognized.”
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