On Tuesday (January 11), a video began circulating of Uzi jumping in a showtime street performance in New York City to serve up some of his fluid dance moves. Though Lil Uzi Vert’s B-Boy style was clearly a crowd-pleaser judging by the crowd’s applause in the clip, his ultra-rare Nike Air Yeezy 1 kicks are what drew the majority of intrigue on social media.
Lil Uzi Vert and Kanye West share somewhat of a convoluted history, partially due to the backhanded compliments the pair have offered each other over the years. At the 2018 Grammy Awards, the “Chrome Hearts” rapper explained how Ye inspired him to swag his family out due to his selflessness when it comes to fashion.
However, in 2020 Lil Uzi Vert made a firm stance on his belief that no other artist was on his level, including Kanye West, following the release of his multi-platinum Eternal Atake album.
“On some real shit, Kanye West ain’t fucking with me,” Uzi said in a video Kanye reposted on Twitter. “It’s me, like me. Like, for real though, it’s really me. Like, I ain’t gonna lie. Like, when I be making them songs and those songs only go platinum once, I do that on purpose. I swear.”
Upon it’s birth in the Bronx borough of New York City in the early 1970s, Break Dancing became an instrumental part of Hip Hop culture through the 80s and 90s and officially became an Olympic sport in 2020.
Peep Lil Uzi Vert’s moves below.