Young or old, you’re probably familiar with the name – Lil Uzi Vert. On the off chance you may not be familiar with the artist, there is a high possibility that you might have still heard his song on the radio. Why? Because Lil Uzi Vert is taking over the rap industry. Since his big debut on to the music scene, he has been referred to as someone to keep an eye on.
The Philadelphia native gained public attention with the release of his debut single – Money Longer. After the success of his single, he released several mixtapes including Luv Is Rage, The Perfect Luv Tape and Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World. However, his peak success (so far) came when he collaborated with the rap group, Migos, on the hit song – Bad And Boujee.
Bad And Boujee became an internet phenomenon and led to multiple viral memes with their lyrics “raindrop, drop top”. This, combined with the shoutout Donald Glover gave the song at the 2017 Golden Globes, led to its commercial success. The song peaked at number one, making Migos and Lil Uzi Vert household names. It was also the first number one single for the rapper and for the band.
In 2017, the rapper released his first studio album, Luv Is Rage 2. The album was quite successful, reaching number one on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart.
Lil Uzi Vert Bio, Age
Lil Uzi Vert (real name: Symere Woods) was born on the 31st of July, 1994. He grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has said that when he was younger, a high school friend of his – William Aston, introduced him to rapping when he heard him freestyling. He approached Aston and the friend encouraged him to give it a try.
He adopted the name ‘Lil Uzi Vert’ when a friend compared his rapping style to that of a machine gun. An uzi is an Israeli open-bolt, blowback-operated submachine gun.
He was discovered by Don Cannon – a producer and DJ – who heard his song on the radio. Don Cannon then told DJ Drama about him and they signed the Philadelphia native to their record label – Generation Now.
The rapper has frequently expressed that he is only involved in rapping as a source of income, stating that he has no real passion for it. Some records have him stating that he actually hates rapping. He has a tattoo on his forehead which he got as a way to focus on his rap career, knowing that he couldn’t go for any job interview with a face tattoo.
In December 2016, he was arrested for traffic violations while riding a dirt bike. He was also accused of trying to flee from the police after he lost balance on the bike.
In May 2017, police arrested a California teenager after he threatened to shoot up his high school if the rapper did not release his Luv is Rage 2 album. Talk about influence.
Girlfriend, Gay or Straight
Lil Uzi Vert took to Twitter on the 8th of August 2017 to confirm his sexuality. The rapper admitted in his post that he was bisexual – an uncommon admission for those firmly on the hip-hop side of the music industry.
However, since 2014, Lil Uzi Vert has been in a relationship with a female stylist, Brittany Byrd. The couple seems to be compatible and match each other effortlessly when it comes to style. They both sport very bright hairstyles, signalling their matching personalities. Brittany has worked as the rapper’s stylist and has been influential on other aspects of his life besides fashion.
In 2016, the couple temporarily broke up, which was confirmed when the stylist tweeted “single” and the rapper released a song, Stole Your Luv, where he addressed the end of their relationship. There were rumours that official cause of the break up was that she cheated on him although the rapper himself has denied these rumours. Later, Lil Uzi Vert tweeted a photo of them together with the caption – ‘More than friends’, confirming they were back together as a couple.
Lil Uzi Vert currently has a net worth of $7 Million which is a good start in the music industry.
With the success of his previous singles, mixtapes, tours and album – it should not be surprising that the rapper is off to a good start, financially speaking. As long as he continues making good music, business choices and does not indulge in money squandering habits – his money is in safe hands with only room to grow.
Lil Uzi Vert Height, Weight And Other Facts
Full Name: Symere Woods
Profession: Rapper, Musician
Height: 5 ft 4 in or 163 cm
Weight: 68 kg or 150 lbs
Date of Birth: July 31, 1994
Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Marital Status: Single
Astrological Sign: Leo
Net Worth: $7 million