Rap is surely a talent to many people while a few have transformed it into a business like the likes of Lil Uzi Vert who took after the legends like late Tupac Shakur and Lil Wayne in the music industry. He has made name for himself since his tentative entry into the industry with the release of his mixtape titled ‘Luv is Rage’. Hate him or Love him, the rapper is a force to be reckoned with in the American Music Industry and here is why.
Who is Lil Uzi Vert?
Born and named Symere Woods on July 31, 1994, in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The black American rapper would adopt ‘Lil Uzi Vert’ as his stage name. He fell in love with music at the early stages of his life when he listened to the likes of Mike Jones and Ying Yang, not until he heard his classmate, William Aston freestyle in class, Lil Uzi then decided he would not just listen to music but also sing.
He formed a rap group together with William Aston and another of their friend, the group was called ‘Steak down’, the group didn’t survive but it was the foundation to what Lil Uzi would become. Lil dropped out of school and tried working with Bottom Dollar, his job did not last up to a fortnight and he left, his furious Mum further kicked him out of the house. The pain was what Uzi transformed to gains and took his rap very seriously.
Luck smiled at Uzi Vert when Don Cannon heard his song on Radio, Don being a producer and DJ linked Uzi to another DJ, DJ Drama, and the duo together with Leighton Morrison signed Uzi to a record called ‘Generation Now’
Uzi officially came to stardom in 2015 with the release of his mixtape, ‘Luv is Rage’, and the mixtape was widely received. He dropped another mixtape titled ‘Lil Uzi vs The World’ in 2016, making it his 3rd release, the mixtape had some fascinating tracks that got the whole world dancing to the jams. The album made it to the billboard 200 top 50.
He released his 4th mixtape titled ‘The Perfect Luv Tape’ on 31 July 2016 in the day he marked his 22nd Birthday. In 2017 Billboard Music Awards, Uzi got three nominations; as a top Artist, Top Rap Song and Top Rap Collaborations in ‘Bad and Boujee’.
What is His Net Worth?
Uzi has not stayed for a decade in the music industry as a top Artist, but he is already commanding followership. According to Forbes, ‘he became 2016’s most-followed artist on SoundCloud, thanks to verses like his standout on Migo’s ‘Bad and Boujee.’
As at 2018, Uzi is estimated to be worth $7 million. As a Young Artist with a lot of potentials, the figure might double in no distant time if he does not get hooked on frivolous spending as other stars do.
Who is The Girlfriend or is He Gay?
Uzi’s body, eyes, and tongue movements have left so many of his fans to wonder if he is straight or gay. In one of the Instagram pictures shared by the Young Thug, his sitting position with Uzi looked somewhat like they were gay and a follower actually called them gay in the comment section. An online video on YouTube soon listed Uzi as one of the top rappers that are gay.
However, an online media has revealed that Uzi took to his Twitter page on the 8th of August, 2017 to clear the air that yes, he is bisexual. His male partner is undisclosed, unlike his girlfriend that is well known.
As far back as 2014, Uzi started a relationship with an American stylist named Brittany Byrd. Born in Los Angeles, United States, she affirmed that she got interested in arts when she chose the Henri Matisse coloring books over Bratz dolls.
She attended and graduated from Parson’s School of Design and has also worked as a fashion editor with Kode Magazine. Since meeting the Rapper, she has become the brain behind his everyday look. she featured in the video of the song of Uzi Vert titled ‘Money Longer’. She has also worked for notable artists like Chris Brown and a couple of others. In one of her interviews, she made known her intention to own a furniture studio; perhaps, it may soon be a dream come true.
Uzi’s relationship with Byrd, however, came to halt in 2016. It was believed that Uzi’s song titled ‘Stole Your Love’ was to address the end of his relationship with the stylist.
However, like the saying that true love is endless, Uzi took to his Twitter to share his picture with Byrd with a titillating caption ‘more than a friend’ which was widely believed to be the rebirth of their friendship.
In August 2017, Lil Uzi was seen sharing tongue kisses with the curvaceous American fitness model and Instagram Influencer Brittany Renner (Brittany Bundle on social media). She was born sometime in the year 1992 in Ocean Spring and raised by her elder siblings Steven and Lexie. Bundle attended the Jackson State University where she played soccer and was part of the Tigers squad that won the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) championship in 2010.
She was romantically linked with other stars like Trey Songz, and Colin Kaepernick in the past. Lil Uzi Vert and Brittany Bundle have been spotted in the public several times, we wish the lovebirds all the best and hope they last to the forever.
How Tall is Lil Uzi Vert?
Height may actually be a challenge for athletes but certainly not for musicians and most entertainers. Uzi may not have an intimating height, but he does what he’s known for whenever he’s with the mic. The black American rapper and songwriter stands at 5 ft 4 (163 cm) and weighs 68 kilograms.