Towards the end of last year, Lil Uzi Vert appeared to hint at potential label issues on the verse he contributed to up-and-coming DMV rapper Shabazz PBG’s “Shells” single. “Tryna figure out how I’m gon’ get out my deal,” reads one particular “Shells” line from Lil Uzi. Last week, the Philadelphia superstar then went on to open up more about his frustrations with the music industry, sharing the following statement on Instagram:
“I wanna take the time out to say I thank each and every one of my supporters but I’m done with music … I deleted everything. I wanna be normal … I wanna wake up in 2013. You are free.”
Now, continuing to open up about his issues with the music game and more, Lil Uzi Vert has once again taken to social media to share what’s on his mind.
“Y’all talking about ‘drop something.’ I’m tryna drop something. I dropped ‘New Patek.’ That s**t ain’t getting leaked. I’ve been tryna drop something new. Bro, this is my life now. All I can do is make music, and sit back and wait for y’all response, and make visions to this shit,” Lil Uzi Vert revealed, elaborating on the obstacles his career is currently faced with. “You think I don’t wanna drop music? You just gotta understand, when people don’t love you, they’ll hold your life if you sign a motherf*cking… Hold that shit against you… And that go for the streets too. You ain’t supposed to sign no motherf*cking paper in the streets because that’s ratting. How the f*ck I even sign this shit as a deal? Motherf*cker set myself up. What other way I was suppose to let this shit go? Shit, it be all good at first just like them motherf*cking rats. Motherf*ckers be right out of jail.”
You can check out Lil Uzi Vert’s full Instagram statement — courtesy of YouTube user “Stanley Teacup” — above. We’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available. Lil Uzi Vert is currently with Atlantic Records, the company that released his last full-length LP and his debut studio album, Luv Is Rage 2.
At the beginning of 2019, Lil Uzi Vert reconnected with Pressa for the “420 In London” video.