A wild internet theory surrounding Lil Uzi Vert‘s mortality has the Philadelphia rapper setting the record straight.
A TikTok video has been floating around that theorizes Uzi wants to be a part of The 27 Club, a list of famous people who all died at the age of 27 including Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix and others. Using various clips to prove the point, the video first uses and excerpt from an interview Uzi did with Nardwuar where he fawns over rocker Marilyn Manson. “At age 27, I will leave Earth for this man right here,” the former XXL Freshman exclaims in the clip. The video also points out a recent tweet where Uzi posted, “I’m dropping two more albums then I’m out.” While most people figured this was an announcement of his pending retirement, the video creator think it’s a reference to his death. Uzi is currently 26 years old. Lastly, the video points out a performance from 2018 where Uzi told the crowd they were going to hell with him.
On Sunday (Nov. 15), Uzi finally addressed the bonkers theory. “I let this go for so long I never said I was gonna die ⚰️😂,” Uzi tweeted. “Dont you know leave this earth is a term for taking DMT. I thought I was gonna really be one of those High ass Niggas at 27 ……. SAY NO TO DRUGS !!!!!”
Uzi is fresh off the release of his new collab project with Future, Pluto x Baby Pluto, which dropped on Nov. 13. The mixtape is being projected to move 110,00-120,000 equivalent album sales in its first week and debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. According to Uzi, there is more where that came from.
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