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Lil Uzi Vert changes pronouns to they/them

Lil Uzi Vert posted to social media over the weekend to subtly change their pronouns to they/them.

The new pronoun update can be seen next to Lil Uzi Vert’s name on their Instagram profile, next to a bio that reads, “Endless Venim…Kawaii girls think I’m cool…Red & White = P!NK” signed off with a barrage of emojis littered between the phrases.

Lil Uzi Vert (LUV) long stood in support of the LGBTQ+ community. While remaining markedly cryptic about their sexual orientation, the rapper has repeatedly challenged the norms of hip-hop culture by playing with the notions of gendered clothing and has been seen clad in rainbow-inspired outfits during Pride Month.

LUV’s change in pronouns comes just days after the rapper, otherwise known as Symere Bysil Woods, announced their next EP, titled Red & White, as a follow-up to 2020’s Eternal Atake and Pluto x Baby Pluto, their collaborative album alongside Future. While Lil Uzi Vert has yet to reveal an official release date for the upcoming EP, it will serve as a precursor to their planned mixtape The Pink Tape, which is expected to drop sometime later in the year.

With never a dull moment, the rapper has recently tried to become the first person to ever buy a planet. They have also implanted a diamond worth $24 million into their forehead before removing the diamond four months later, then having it re-implanted a few weeks later, then having the diamond ripped out after diving into a crowd at Rolling Loud Miami, and subsequently having to deal with a huge insurance problem because of the intriguing facial decoration.

Back in February, they also joined forces with Mura Masa, PinkPantheress, and Shygirl for the former’s single ‘bbycakes’ after performing together at both Rolling Loud New York and Day N Vegas 2021.

Listen to ‘bbycakes’ below.