Why Lil Uzi Vert has a pure hatred of Rich The Kid

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Why Lil Uzi Vert has a pure hatred of Rich The Kid

‘X0 Tour Life’ rapper Lil Uzi Vert is one of the more prevalent rappers in contemporary hip-hop. Although his music has never been of the highest quality, the artist (real name Symere Woods) is undeniably charismatic and has always been slightly endearing. The ‘Fustal Shuffle’ act first exploded onto the mainstream after he appeared on the XXL cover in 2016 as part of that year’s ‘Freshman Class.’ However, he has stirred up all kinds of controversies since then. 

From his outlandish, eyebrow-raising outfits to his unnerving flirtation with satanism, Woods has always found ways to keep himself in the public eye. However, he hasn’t been at the centre of many rap beefs, but as he progressed in the industry, he developed a deep hatred for QC rapper Rich The Kid.  

Both emerging during the SoundCloud rap era of the mid-2010s, Lil Uzi Vert and Rich The Kid (real name Dimitri Roger) had little in common when they first acquired fame. Woods grew up in North Philadelphia, while Rich The Kid came up in Atlanta. However, the issue arose when the Georgia emcee poked fun at Uzi’s label tribulations. 

Lil Uzi Vert’s ascent happened quickly. Don Cannon initially picked up Uzi after DJ Diamond Kuts played his music on local Philadelphia radio. Cannon then referred Uzi to the legendary DJ Drama. The Philly native eventually signed to Drama and DJ Don Cannon’s Generation Now imprint back in 2015. However, within three years, there was a relationship breakdown and a grand palaver. With some of the issues playing out on Twitter, Rich The Kid tweeted Woods, writing, “That’s why you SHOULDA signed [with] Rich Forever!” Followed by some laughing emojis. 

However, Lil Uzi Vert, who was in deep in legal issues with his label, did not find Rich The Kid’s tweet funny and replied, “Boy, I’m not signing for no 20 racks,” followed by a bat emoji. The two didn’t have any further exchanges for a while. However, in a radio appearance on The Cruz Show in LA, when asked if he would really sign Woods, Roger replied, “Not right now, maybe back then. Maybe I would sign him on my business, but for personal reasons I wouldn’t sign him.” 

This condescending response, which was made as if Woods was below him, set Uzi off. Taking to social media, fresh out of his old deal, Uzi posted a picture of him holding a crab but tagged the crustacean as Rich The Kid. Rogers responded by tweeting, “Aw look at my son [Lil Uzi Vert] tryna look jus like me.” 

Following all of the above, Rogers was set to release a diss track aimed at Lil Uzi. However, the two ended up in a minor scuffle in Philadelphia before finally settling the beef behind the scenes.