Lil Uzi Vert, Or Leslie Chow, Says They’re “Here To Get Money,” Not “Be A Model”

The rapper took to Instagram to let fans know that they’re not too concerned about looks, but rather about paper.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
Lil Uzi Vert, Or Leslie Chow, Says They’re “Here To Get Money,” Not “Be A Model”

Lil Uzi Vert, or rather Leslie Chow, took to their Instagram Story to address some of the haters of their new personality once again. Moreover, the rapper got a lot of clowning and criticism for debuting a new look and alter ego during their stint at Rolling Loud Thailand. However, in classic Uzi fashion, they're not letting any of that negativity affect them in the slightest as they keep making moves. "I didn't come here 2 be a model," the "That's A Rack" MC wrote on their social media. "I came here 2 get money f**k looking good I look rich ...... it is what it is Leslie Chow," adding a heart emoji.

Of course, this isn't the first time that Lil Uzi Vert addressed people hating on their new persona. "Chow understand people always don’t like ways of Chow,” they wrote in a previous Instagram Story post. Also, it confirmed that the namesake for Leslie is Ken Jeong's character in The Hangover. “But Chow don’t give af Chow rich and never look back ….. Suck my monkey tail LESLIE OUT.” Also, Uzi has more people on their side to defend them against the hate train.

Lil Uzi Vert Isn't Here To Look Pretty

Furthermore, JT chimed in on social media to not only stand by Lil Uzi Vert's style, but her own. "One thing I love about JT, she always gonna step behind the people she love,” a fan tweeted concerning the City Girl's defense. “It’s just sad when the energy not reciprocated." However, she wasn't playing around, and didn't even take backhanded compliments lightly. "B***h shut uppppppp, you don’t even know me to care if energy is reciprocated,” she tweeted. “Go make sure your family straight. Get off the internet, fake caring about strangers ’cause Idgaf about you!!!!!!"

Meanwhile, the couple even got in trouble with another rap couple: Finesse2Tymes and his girl. The conflict arose when JT compared an ugly baby to the Memphis rapper, and his boo came quick to clap back. "JT, WHO MAN YOU CALLING UGLY?” she posted on her IG Story. “HAVE YOU SEEN YOURS?" Even though it's not the nicest situation, it's always cute to see couples defend each other. Let's just hope that Leslie Chow gets the respect they deserve- and the others involved, too, for that matter. Regardless, log back into HNHH for the latest on Lil Uzi Vert.

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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.