Yes his mouth was glistening with a bedazzled American flag thanks to a custom creation from rapper Paul Wall and business partner Johnny Dang.
“For him to represent us and our culture, the grill culture, it’s just shining a light on hip-hop in the Olympics,” Wall told XXLMag.com.
“Everyone’s talking about it … it’s just an incredible thing to be part of. I’m just honored to be part of it. There’s not too many world-class swimmers wearing our grill.”
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Word is that Lochte was told he would risk not receiving his medal if he put it on, but he was smart and waited until it was in hand to pop it in his mouth.
The grill contains diamonds and red rubies, valued between $15,000 and $25,000.
Lochte is obviously quite fond of the “urban” culture and the women in it too. Photos surfaced recently, proving that the swimmer and “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star, K.Michelle know each other at the very least.
While it’s not been completely confirmed that the two are an item, per se, in the video below K. Michelle does say they are very close friends.