Sitting down with Felipe Delerme in Hawaii, the Atlanta-via-Philly rapper — who landed his first No. 1 song with the Migos in “Bad And Boujee” — gets open and honest about his job, his complicated relationship status and much more.
Some choice quotes:
Rap isn’t the glamorous life that it’s cracked up to be
“Being a rapper is a facade,” Lil Uzi Vert says. “I ain’t going to lie bro, I’m here for a job. I’m here to record my album. I would do that in L.A., but I didn’t because my people. I don’t give a f**k about this sh*t. When I go on stage, that’s the only fun I really have.”
The binds that tie…
“You wanna know what the curse is? I gotta take care of my family. That’s the curse right there. I gotta take care of my whole family. That’s why I can’t stop. If I ain’t have to take care of nobody, best believe I’d be regular as f**k.”
Why Uzi left Philly for Atlanta
“I really realize, the world is bigger than motherf**kers that’s around you. The world is bigger than that neighborhood, bro. That’s what I realized. I said, ‘Hold on, if y’all do this, y’all keep doing this, right? Y’all keep doing the same thing, your whole lifestyle: eating the same, thinking the same, doing the same activities, doing it everyday. It becomes a cycle. If it becomes a cycle, what are you learning now? Nothing.’”
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