Lil Uzi Vert Channels His Inner Rockstar For The "XO Tour Llif3" Video

Lil Uzi Vert gets the Weeknd, NAV & XO for cameos, as well.

BYAron A.

"XO Tour Llif3" has had itself a great run this year. After dropping it in March, it's blown up and inevitably played a role in Lil Uzi Vert's position in hip hop and pop culture right now. As the momentum has carried on past the summer, it makes sense that he drops the new video for the lead single off  of Luv Is Rage 2.

Since the song released, it's been easier to believe Lil Uzi's preference of being labelled as a rockstar and the video for "XO Tour Llif3" is a testament to that. Directed by Off-White's Virgil Abloh, the video has the aesthetic of horror films with a gothic influence. It's almost like an homage to Marilyn Manson's earlier work.

The "XO Tour Llif3" video has a woman lying dead and bloody in a bathtub before cutting to Uzi in the same position. He spends the majority of the video covered in blood, looking into the camera with some demonic eyes going on. It's pretty creepy.

While this video is probably not something you should watch at night by yourself, at least if you're afraid of the dark, he grabs his XO homies for a few cameos to brighten the mood up a little. The Weeknd is seen in a large chunk of the video as a focal point before cutting back to a bloody Lil Uzi. He also gets some cameos from Nav & Derek Wise, among other members of the XO clique.

"XO Tour Llif3" is fresh off of winning "Song of the Summer" at the VMA's last year so it seems that Lil Uzi was definitely looking to closing out the summer with a bang. 

Regardless of the fact that he's already released two videos to accompany the song, the new video he's released stands on par with how epic the song and captures Lil Uzi at some of his finest.

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.