Lil Uzi Vert Seemingly Hints At Playboi Carti Collab: "About 2 Take Over The World"

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The "Just Wanna Rock" posted a suggestive message to their Instagram story, which reignited rumors of a reunion between the two.

Two of hip-hop's most beloved figures (and duos) of the past few years might be making a comeback soon. Moreover, Lil Uzi Vert just posted an Instagram story suggesting that they and Playboi Carti will work together again soon. "Me and my luv about to take over the world," they wrote on IG, tagging Carti in the post. Furthermore, they also tagged themselves, with each tag corresponding to one of two kids pictured in the post. Between them stands a tall figure with what looks like a goat head, and Uzi included an upside-down cross emoji. Even though they already pushed back against accusations of satanism, that certainly doesn't make their case any easier to make.

Still, this got fans incredibly excited, especially after the "Just Wanna Rock" star had some loving words for their "Shoota" collaborator during their Rolling Loud L.A. set. Well, they weren't words, but rather lyrics to an unreleased Uzi song, presumably from the upcoming Pink Tape. "Shout out to Carti," they rap in the short but electrifying snippet, at least based off the crowd's reaction. "We don’t talk hardly, but that’s where my heart be."

Lil Uzi Vert Hints At Playboi Carti Collab On IG

In fact, Carti had a noteworthy Rolling Loud L.A. set of his own, during which he also teased unreleased music. Furthermore, his set began with a track (fans call it "Rockstar") that could've fit snugly on Whole Lotta Red: aggressive, buzzy, and screamed like there's no tomorrow. As one of the most noteworthy performers of the moment, it seems like every Carti show becomes most people's highlight at a festival. However, public favor when it comes to Carti is skewed at the moment, given recent revelations concerning his alleged abuse of his girlfriend. As such, his legacy is now an even more complicated one, and his lack of social media presence makes it hard for fans to get assurance that he regrets, didn't commit, or retroactively condemns his actions.

Meanwhile, Carti did speak on a potential Uzi collab in a XXL interview last year, and even used similar language to Uzi's IG post. "Uzi is working on mad music right now,” the "Stop Breathing" rapper remarked. “I don’t know if [they're] serious about a lot of things. But I hope one day we can change the world with that, for sure." On the other hand, the Philly icon gave an update on The Pink Tape recently to TMZ, saying that sobriety helped them make about 700 songs for the project. With those promises in mind, time will tell if they manifest and if external issues impact their relationship. For when that day comes, stick around on HNHH for the latest on Lil Uzi Vert and Playboi Carti.

About The Author
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.