Lil Uzi Vert Explains Changing Their Pronouns

Lil Uzi had surprised some fans with the decision.

BYAlexander Cole
2023 Rolling Loud Los Angeles

Lil Uzi Vert somewhat stunned fans a few months ago when they revealed that they would be going by they/them pronouns. For those who may not know, they/them are pronouns typically ascribed to those who are non-binary and thus don’t conform to the gender binary. Overall, Uzi is not the first artist to make this change, however, they are certainly the most prevalent in hip-hop. The genre is very male-dominated, and also fairly heteronormative. Consequently, many were quick to make fun of Uzi for his pronoun change. Although, their true fans remained supportive. 

According to XXL, Lil Uzi Vert recently graced the cover of 032c Magazine. During their appearance, they spoke about changing their pronouns and what it meant to them. Overall, it was not that hard of a decision for the hitmaker. Instead, it was something that they were thinking deeply about. Before making the change, they wanted to make sure they were doing the right thing. However, after some self-reflection, they made the change knowing it was what was best for them and their identity. 

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Lil Uzi Vert Stands By Their Decision

Rapper Lil Uzi Vert performs onstage during day 3 of Rolling Loud Los Angeles at Hollywood Park Grounds on March 05, 2023 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

“No, I never hesitated,” Lil Uzi Vert said. “But I did take my time to learn as much as I could about this before I was able to proceed. Taking the time to figure out who you are is a big part of what it means to be alive. Once you figure out whether you’re here with it, there with it, or both, you’re not alone anymore. This community offers access to a certain kind of support that you might not have had [previously during] your entire life because you weren’t raised that way. I come from a household where it’s not okay to be ‘non’ anything.”

Recently, Lil Uzi Vert also spoke about going to rehab at the behest of Roc Nation. Overall, it was a great decision that now has them sober and feeling great. Hopefully, this means The Pink Tape is finally on the horizon. Be sure to stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from from around the music world. We will always be sure to keep you informed.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.