Lil Uzi Vert Shouts Out Playboi Carti, Rocks Colored Contacts & Spiky Hair At Rolling Loud L.A.

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With a new bold look, Uzi previewed a song on their upcoming project "Pink Tape" in which they shoutout the "Whole Lotta Red" artist.

Lil Uzi Vert just shouted out Playboi Carti in a teased track performed during their Rolling Loud L.A. set with a new look, which could appear on the rapper's upcoming Pink Tape. Moreover, Uzi opened their set with plenty of new material, donning spiky hair and colored contacts rendering them bright brown on one eye and crystal blue on the other. In the track, they rap "Shout out to Carti, we don’t talk hardly, but that’s where my heart be." While he wasn't the only artist Uzi referenced in their new material, it caught the ears of many due to their storied history.

Moreover, Uzi and Carti are somewhat of artistic kindred spirits, working in similar genres around similar times. Of course, since their careers started, both rappers took things in different stylistic directions. However, collabs of theirs like "wokeuplikethis*" and "Shoota" are still beloved rap classics. Their road as friends was rocky to be sure, but they moved on despite apparently not communicating often. Also, many reacted strongly to both this tease and to Uzi's overall look, which just continues to cement his ability to make stories out of eccentric fits and styles.

Lil Uzi Vert's New Look At Rolling Loud

What's more is that Carti previewed new music of his own during the California festival as well. Still, Pink Tape's been teas by Uzi time and time again. However, they at least gave fans the RED & WHITE EP last year to hold them over in the meantime. In fact, Uzi reportedly has over 700 songs recorded for the project. Generation Now's Don Cannon praised their work ethic and said the album will feature no guest appearances.

"I do make y’all wait a long time for music and I’m so sorry," Uzi said during their set. "I thought that s**t 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.” Check out reactions to the set below and return to HNHH for updates on Lil Uzi Vert and Playboi Carti.

Twitter Reacts To Uzi's Set & Mention Of Carti

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.