Lil Uzi Vert has faced more ‘Satanist’ backlash after posing in a bloody photo shoot for 032c Magazine.
Fans flocked to the magazine’s comment section after a close-up of Uzi showcased an upside-down cross painted on his forehead, followed by blood pooling out of his nostrils.
“Uzi gotta act Satanic for fame is so sad gang lmaoooo boy went out horrible,” one critic commented, while another simply wrote: “Satanic uzi” with a thumbs down emoji.
Elsewhere, one critic wrote, “Again with this satanic bullsht,” while another added, “No one wants his pink tape he is using his music to brain wash yah into his demon fandom obsession which just confuse and destroy the youth.”
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Uzi hasn’t responded to the backlash, but this is far from the first time the Philadelphia rapper has been accosted for his alleged Satanist behavior. The Eternal Atake hitmaker had previously performed an unreleased song during his Rolling Loud California set, and rappers and fans alike took issue with one lyric in particular: “I make a city girl believe in Satan.”
The lyric was likely in reference to City Girls rapper JT, who Lil Uzi Vert has been dating on and off since late 2019, but Tony Yayo and Summer Walker both condemned the lyric, with the latter calling out the trendiness of “demon” worshipping.
“lol…..i be genuinely curious have these people ever seen or heard a demon before..?” Walker allegedly asked in an Instagram Story post on one of her burner accounts, according to The Shade Room. “Or it’s just a trend cause I feel like if you have you’d stop playin…really nothing funny or cute about it. May God be with y’all.”
As for Tony Yayo, the G-Unit soldier told TMZ that he personally believes in God.
“I believe in God. I don’t know about that stuff, man. That’s crazy,” Yayo said before he was asked if Uzi had taken things too far with his lyric. “Yeah, that one was a little too crazy for me.”
Lil Uzi Vert ended up responding to the backlash, and pretty much told everyone to calm down, and that the lyric was simply a braggadocious bar.
“Basically, I make a girl do whatever I say so,” he clarified to TMZ.
After previewing a few more records during his Rolling Loud set, Lil Uzi Vert spoke about the delay behind his forthcoming LP the Pink Tape, and apologized for taking so long to drop the album. However, he said he’s putting the finishing touches on it now.
“I do make y’all wait a long time for music and I’m so sorry. I thought that shit was cool before but that shit is lame,” he admitted. “I’m putting the final touches on Pink Tape and I promise — I made a lot of promises in my life, but this time I promise.”