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Lil Uzi Vert claims Jack Harlow “doesn’t have white privilege”

Lil Uzi Vert has slammed claims Jack Harlow’s position in the rap game has been accelerated by white privilege.

It’s been a year to remember so far for Harlow following the release of his latest album. The Louisville native recently enjoyed another stint at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with his single, ‘First Class’. However, his new album, Come Home The Kids Miss You, failed to make it a chart double for Harlow. The record landed at number three behind Bad Bunny and Future but still shifted an impressive 113,000 album-equivalent units.

While the numbers prove Harlow’s doing something right, he has also been the target of abuse online who claim he’s only in his position because of his skin colour. However, Lil Uzi Vert has defended his labelmate and said ability is the reason for his success.

In a new interview, Uzi Vert was quizzed about whether Harlow “deserves all the hate he’s getting,” to which he replied, “Nah, he’s really good”. The topic of “white privilege” was then brought up, and Vert answered: “Nah, he doesn’t have white privilege…nah, he’s signed to Black people.”

He was discussing Generation Now, DJ Drama’s label and an imprint of Atlantic Records that he and Harlow are signed to. However, Uzi didn’t get into the meat of the topic, and instead just touched upon the surface.

Meanwhile, the 24-year-old also upset the elder statesman of the rap community when he appeared on Hot 97, and thought the Brandy track they played was by Aaliyah. When he was given a clue about her brother being the reason “a lot of people are famous,” Harlow admitted he had no clue Ray J and Brandy were siblings.