Lil Uzi Vert has finally teased a potential release date for the Pink Tape, and celebrated the moment by returning to their old hairstyle.
The Philadelphia rapper spoke briefly with Perfect Timing, and simply said that their highly-anticipated Pink Tape would be dropping at the “end of the month.” An eagle-eyed fan also noted in the comments that June 23 is National Pink Day, and implied that maybe Uzi would drop the project then.
However, most fans didn’t believe Uzi’s claim, as fans have waited for the Pink Tape for a few years now.
“He been saying this since October 2021,” one fan wrote, while another added, “he lies when he’s bored.”
Uzi also revealed that they had switched their hair back to their signature short dreads that they donned early on in their career.
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Uzi has seemingly been speaking on the project a bit more in recent weeks, most notably in a sprawling cover story interview with 032c, where they spoke on their latest single “Just Wanna Rock,” which apparently remains unfinished.
“Yeah, I make experimental music,” Uzi admitted. “That song is definitely unfinished. The end of the beat is messed up too.”
The Philadelphia rapper dropped off “Just Wanna Rock” last October, and the Jersey Club-infused song quickly became an unusual chart-topping anthem, peaking at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 and selling over a million copies by December. The track was certified platinum by February 2023.
Uzi continued by speaking about the song’s Jersey Club influence and said they simply chose a beat that sounded “the most fun.” Uzi added that the fancy viral footwork seen in the “Just Wanna Rock” music video should also come as no surprise considering the rapper’s background as a dancer.
“People forgot I was a dancer before I was a rapper,” Uzi said. “I didn’t make any of this up, that’s how cool kids from Philly and Jersey dance – so I’m only a product of my environment. I’m just shining a light on that culture.”
Uzi had also previously performed an unreleased song during their Rolling Loud California set, but rappers and fans alike took issue with one lyric in particular: “I make a City Girl believe in Satan.”
Lil Uzi Vert ended up responding to the backlash, and pretty much told everyone to calm down, and said the lyric was simply a braggadocious bar. “Basically, I make a girl do whatever I say so,” Uzi told TMZ.