The Philly rap newcomer covers FADER magazine.
Lil Uzi Vert has been announced as the second cover star of FADER's upcoming Sex issue. In an interview that took place during the month he spent in Kailua, Hawaii, Uzi spoke of his move from Philly to Atlanta, his girlfriend Brittany Byrd, and how he'd be "regular as fuck" if he didn't have the responsibility of taking care of his family.
At one point, Uzi also shared an interesting anecdote about his first face tattoo, and how it linked to his decision to focus on his rap career.
"I had a job for fucking four days. I couldn’t do it. I’m not normal. I was in there just thinking, Why am I doing this?" he recalled of his short stint as a stock person at a Bottom Dollar. After quitting, his mother kicked him out of the house, and Uzi decided to have "Faith" inked on his forehead. "It was like, If I get this face tattoo, I got to focus. I can’t go in nobody’s office with a suit on with this shit on my face. I got to focus on what I want to do."
At the same time, Uzi says he wouldn't keep up his rap career if he didn't have people counting on him. "This rap shit. I hate it," he says, elaborating, "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 fuck."
Read the full profile at FADER.
Lil Uzi Vert is expected to release his Luv Is Rage 2 project later this year. Listen to his most recent release "Uppin Downers."