Lil Uzi Vert
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Lil Uzi Vert went to Sayre High School. He also attended Northeast High School, Olney High School, and Camelot High School. (via The Fader)
However, he didn’t complete his high school education as he wanted to focus on his rapping career and dropped out in the senior year. He also found school too slow for his taste.
Rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur
Lil Uzi Vert is represented by Paradigm Talent Agency.
Hip hop, trap, cloud rap
Generation Now, Atlantic Records
5 ft 4 in or 163 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Lil Uzi Vert has dated –
- Brittany Renner – The information regarding Lil Uzi Vert’s relationship with model and social media star Brittany Renner came out after the release of her book Judge This Cover. In the book, he was given the name Hector in the chapter, Dancing with the Devil. After the release of the book, she related Chapter 7 with his picture through an Instagram post and stated: “I swallowed your kids twice before noon, I call that a Champion’s Breakfast.” She also claimed that he was dating other girls while they were in a relationship.
- Brittany Byrd (2014-Present) – Lil Uzi Vert started his on and off relationship with stylist Brittany Byrd in the early months of 2014. He has made no attempts to hide their relationship and her bright colored hairstyles are just as popular as his. She has served as his stylist and he readily discusses her influence on his life in his interviews. In a 2016 interview, he made a symbolic revelation about their relationship as he revealed that they had split for a week. In June 2016, their relationship seemed to have ended for good as she tweeted ‘Single’ and soon after, he released his single, Stole Your Luv, in which he talked about the end of their relationship. It was rumored that she had cheated on him. However, he soon shot down rumors of their breakup and tweeted a picture of them together accompanied by the caption, ‘More than friends.’ He put all the speculation about his relationship to bed by casting her in the music video for his single, Money Longer.
Race / Ethnicity
But, he has a penchant for coloring his hair with different shades.
- Multicolored dreadlock hairdo
- Septum piercing
Lil Uzi Vert’s song has appeared in a Ravioli commercial.
Best Known For
- Having worked with the music group, Migos for their single, Bad and Boujee, which managed to reach #1 spot on the US Billboard Hot 100.
- Having collaborated with the leading music artists such as Young Thug, Wiz Khalifa, and Gucci Mane.
As a Singer
In August 2014, he released his first mixtape, The Real Uzi.
His debut single, Money Longer as a leading artist was released in February 2016.
First TV Show
Lil Uzi Vert was seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in 2017.
Lil Uzi Vert Favorite Things
- Influences – Marilyn Manson, Wiz Khalifa, Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Lil Wayne, Pharrell Williams, Young Thug, the Ying Yang Twins
Source – Wikipedia
Lil Uzi Vert Facts
- In his interviews, he has credited his school friend William Aston for introducing him to rapping. He had heard Aston freestyling and had approached him. Aston encouraged him to give it a try.
- He was discovered by producer and DJ Don Cannon after he heard his track on the radio played by DJ Diamond Kuts. Cannon passed a word about his talent to DJ Drama and they signed up Lil Uzi for their record label, Generation Now.
- He decided to adopt Lil Uzi moniker because of his rapping style. One of his friends had told him that he rapped like a machine gun and he decided to adapt Lil Uzi as his stage name.
- He has often stated in his interview that he started rapping just for money. He had no particular interest in it. In fact, he has claimed in some interviews that he hates rapping.
- In May 2017, the police authorities arrested a teenager in California after he threatened to shoot up his high school if Lil Uzi didn’t release Luv is Rage 2 album.
- In December 2016, he was arrested by the authorities in Atlanta for several traffic violations while riding a dirt bike. He was also accused of speeding away from police and trying to flee on foot after he had lost balance on the bike.
- During his early struggling days, he used to work as a stock person at the Bottom Dollar store. After he quit his job, his mother kicked him out of the house.
- He got ‘Faith’ word tattooed on his forehead so that he would focus only on his rap career. His logic was that he can’t go for a job interview with that face tattoo.
- He is particularly fond of face tattoos. He has got ‘God is king’ tattooed in a circle below his left eye.
- He has also got a number of Adinkra symbols from the Asante tribe of West Africa tattooed on his face. He has no ancestral connection with the tribe.