Lil Uzi Vert Responds To Backlash Around Satan Lyric
On the heels of some backlash based on his Rolling Loud performance, Lil Uzi Vert is taking the time to clarify the situation.
Notably, after getting caught rapping that he can “make a City Girl believe in Satan,” Uzi talks about how the lyrics aren’t “really” about the Devil.
Lil Uzi Vert says JT didn’t think too much of the comment
TMZ recently caught up with the rapper while he was out and about in Beverly Hills, and – after revealing that the song will be on his upcoming album – he spoke to the dispute
Uzi quickly clarified that the lyric was “not really [about] Satan.” Instead, he says he’s really aiming to point out how he can “make a girl do anything” he says.
When asked what JT thought of that lyric, Uzi replied that she “didn’t really think too much of it. ” He also said that JT knew about the reference and was present when he composed the song.
Uzi Says The Haters ‘Just Need To Chill’
As the conversation continued, Lil Uzi Vert talked about how he’s not worried about any backlash that might come his way, because his lyrics are what he puts declare his “freedom of speech.”
“I don’t really care about them even saying that. I just say whatever I want in my songs – it’s just my freedom of speech.”
He pointed out that he grew up in a “very religious family” and that he just says whatever he wants to say as an adult. “
Uzi also noted that while he doesn’t intend to be offensive with his music, the audience will always have “the option to turn it off.”
“Maybe they just need to chill a little.”
Finally, we must add that – when asked if he “believes[s] in Satan” – Uzi simply replied “no” before smiling shyly.
You can watch the full interaction below.
Lil Uzi Vert Said PINK TAPE Will Drop In Like 2 Months 👀, Confirming “It Has A City Girl (Satan) Song And Also Addresses The Controversy About Talking About “Satan” In Their New Song 👹 pic.twitter.com/53wKuTkjds
— uziawge 👽🔊💕🏩🛸 ピンク 🕴🏾 (@uziawge) March 13, 2023
Summer Walker & Others previously bashed Lil Uzi’s Satan Lyrics: ‘There’s nothing funny or cute about it’
While we’re on the subject, we should note that Summer Walker expressed her displeasure with that verse on social media last week.
After quoting the rapper’s words, Summer said she was “very curious” about whether he had “ever seen or heard a demon before”. Then she openly wondered if it was a sign of a move and said, “I feel like if you are you would stop playing.”
The singer said, “There’s nothing funny or cute about it. May God be with you all.”
Summer Walker gives her opinion on Lil Uzi Vert’s song selection. 📸(@gettyimages )#PostAndDelete pic.twitter.com/2UW0zaluKy
— TheShadeRoom (@TheShadeRoom) March 7, 2023
So, it looks like Summer isn’t a fan of Lil Uzi giving a shout out to Satan, and she’s not alone! Check out what some other detractors had to say below.
Lil uzi: “I make a city girl believe in SATAN” 🌚 pic.twitter.com/JonMBxzQdk
— oracle 𝟙𝟛🐺 (@StormEllimac) March 7, 2023
Ion knows how I feel about Uzi after that scary concert screaming satan and shit 😂 that shit for the birds I don’t drag any music with that language 😂
— Trendy Big 🍄♻️® (@KaylanMFhardy) March 7, 2023
Smh seeing Carti and Uzi become devil worshipers and now promoting Satan in their music… I will never be with that even as a day 1 fan https://t.co/eBsCnXbncc
— Veronique* (@Veroniquevrtt) March 7, 2023
What do you think of the overall situation, and do you think critics are overreacting?