Lil Uzi Vert says that they're the "class clown" of hip-hop. Uzi discussed their image as an "outcast" during a recent interview with GQ, refuting the idea while discussing their relationship with “the industry.” Uzi admits they're aesthetically an "outcast" but the dynamic is different in reality.
“I’m not really the outcast, even though I take on the outcast aesthetic,” they told the outlet. “You got the cool kids and the jocks. Then you got the nerds, then you got the kids with behavior problems. But I’m more of the class clown. Some days people will really like me. And then some days I get on they nerves. The class clown is just trying to make friends.”
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Elsewhere in the interview, Uzi discussed some of the influences on their artistry, including Chance The Rapper’s Acid Rap.“It was so weird to me. I didn’t understand how he was taking tones of music that I really don’t like but making me like them," they said. The interview comes after the release of Uzi's latest album, The Pink Tape. The star-studded tracklist features collaborations with Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, Bring Me the Horizon, Don Toliver, and more. Check out Uzi's interview with GQ below.
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Following the release of The Pink Tape, Uzi is already teasing another project. After the album reached the top of the charts, Uzi revealed that they were working on a mixtape titled Barter 16. “Sitting here thinking /bout how I went #1 on a experimental tape,” Uzi wrote on their Instagram Stories. “My apologies Barter 16 mixtape on the way.” Be on the lookout for further updates on the next project on HotNewHipHop.