Anyone who watches VICELAND’s “Fuck, That’s Delicious” knows there’s nothing Action Bronson loves more than a dank meal and some dank weed, preferably together. The rapper took his love of the herb to the next level when he bought a $20,000—yes, $20,000—piece from Virginia-based glassblower Andrew K. Morris. It’s cool and all—but seriously?
The bong is a bright orange skeleton with grotesque turquoise and red veins and a bleeding heart ripping open. For real. According to TMZ, who reported the purchase back in 2016, it took 2 weeks to make it.
If there ever was a high-end bong collector, Bronson’s it. While the creepy skeleton could very well be his biggest splurge to-date, art dealer Marcel Soufan estimated that his collection is worth $50,000. And that was more than two years ago, when the dealer was delivering a Japanese SLOP glass pipe to the rapper, so it’s almost certainly expanded since then.
Bronson frequently posts pictures of himself hitting elaborate pieces on social media. He seems to have a pension for the trippy—bordering on freaky—ones. His first collaboration with Elbo Glass in 2017 had a demonic dinosaur with yellow teeth sticking its tongue out on one side and a poodle on the other. He can also be seen on his IG taking a dab out of a massive Pirahna, hitting what looks like a different, but equally elaborate Pirahna, and shopping for other smokable creatures.
All these pieces are likely in the thousands of dollars. It’s hard to find a bong, however, that runs more than $20k, even if you want to. Glass artist Scott Deppe made a skull bong with gold encrusted cannabis leaves that was priced at $100,000. RooR also made a skull gun that’s $90,000. Other bongs in the $20,000 dollar range include the Hot Rod Bubbler (yes, it has actual wheels) and Scott Deppe’s Take Me 2 The Mothership, which looks like your last mushroom trip come to life as bong art.
Clearly, people who buy these things are in it more for the art than the features. You can get something that hits just as smooth—if not better—for significantly less money. In fact, if you’re a normal person making a normal salary, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to muck up a $20,000 sculpture with resin and bong water. But hey, if you’re Action Bronson you can probably just buy another one if you don’t feel like cleaning it—or you’re ready to graduate to a rhinoceros that looks like it’s on acid.