Whether young or old, you probably know the name – Lil Uzi Vert. In the unlikely event that you do not know the artist, there is a high probability that you have heard his song on the radio. Why? Because Lil Uzi Vert is taking over the rap industry. Since his big debut in the music scene, he’s been called someone to keep an eye on.
Born in Philadelphia, he attracted public attention with the release of his debut single – Money Longer. Following 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, he reached his (previous) peak when he worked with the rap group Migos on the hit Bad And Boujee.
Bad And Boujee became an internet phenomenon and their lyrics “raindrop, drop top” led to several viral memes. This, combined with the shoutout that Donald Glover gave the song at the Golden Globes 2017, led to its commercial success. The song reached its peak at number one and made Migos and Lil Uzi Vert famous names. It was also the first number-one single for the rapper and the band.
In 2017, the rapper released his first studio album Luv Is Rage 2, which was quite successful and reached number one in the Billboard 200 album chart.
Lil Uzi Vert Bio, Age
Lil Uzi Vert (real name: Symere Woods) was born on 31 July 1994. He grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He said that a friend from high school – William Aston – introduced him to rapping in his youth when he heard him freestyling. He turned to Aston, and the friend encouraged him to give it a try.
He took the name “Lil Uzi Vert” when a friend compared his tapping style to that of a machine gun. An Uzi is an Israeli machine pistol with an open bolt and recoil mechanism.
It 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-born Philadelphian to their record label – Generation Now.
The rapper has often expressed that he is only involved in rapping as a source of income and explained that he has no real passion for it. On some records, he states that he actually hates rapping. He has a tattoo on his forehead that he got tattooed on his rap career because he knew he couldn’t go to a 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 escape from the police after he lost his 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 album Luv is Rage 2. Let’s talk about influence.
Girlfriend, Gay or Straight
Lil Uzi Vert went on Twitter on 8 August 2017 to confirm his sexuality. The rapper admitted in his post that he was bisexual – an unusual admission for those who are firmly on the hip-hop side of the music industry.
Since 2014, however, Lil Uzi Vert has been in a relationship with stylist Brittany Byrd. The couple seems to be compatible and effortlessly complement each other in terms of style. Both wear very light hairstyles that signal their matching personalities. Brittany has worked as a stylist to the rapper and has influenced other aspects of his life besides fashion.
In 2016 the couple temporarily separated, which was confirmed when the stylist tweeted “Single” and the rapper released the song “Stole Your Luv”, in which he addressed the end of their relationship. There were rumors that the official cause of the breakup was that she cheated on him, although the rapper himself denied these rumors. Later, Lil Uzi Vert tweeted a photo of them together with the caption – “More than friends” – confirming that they were back together as a couple.
Lil Uzi Vert currently has net assets of $7 million, which is a good start in the music industry.
Given the success of his previous singles, mixtapes, tours, and album – it should come as no surprise that the rapper is off to a good start financially. As long as he continues to make good music, make business decisions, and doesn’t indulge in money-wasting habits – his money is in safe hands and can only 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