Lil Uzi Vert finally addressed allegations that he worships the devil. Over the past week, the rapper faced scrutiny following the debut of a new song at Rolling Loud California where he raps, “I make a City Girl believe in Satan.” Though it wasn’t the first time Uzi mentioned the devil in his music, it sparked an enormous amount of backlash to the point where a pastor denounced the rapper during a sermon. The pastor not only mentioned the lyric but other instances where Lil Uzi Vert mentioned the devil over the years.
This week, Uzi addressed the backlash during a recent run-in with TMZ. While he confirmed Pink Tape would arrive in the next few months and the previewed single would land on the tracklist, he explained what he meant when he rapped that he’d “make a City Girl believe in Satan.” “Not actually Satan but just basically, I make a girl do whatever I say so,” he said, revealing that JT “didn’t think too much of it.”
Lil Uzi Vert Says He Comes From A Religious Household
He said that she was in the studio when he recorded the record. In terms of the backlash itself, he said that he doesn’t pay much attention to it. “I just say whatever I want in my songs. It’s just like my freedom of speech,” he said. “I come from a real religious household but I just like, me finding living my life and being, like, I guess ‘an adult,’ I kind of just say, you know, anything I want to say. Even if I offend people, I don’t mean to offend people but if they don’t like it, they have the option to turn it off.” When asked if he actually believes in the devil, Lil Uzi Vert directly answered, “No” with a grin on his face.
Uzi’s lyrics spurred responses from Summer Walker and Tony Yayo, who both criticized the Philadelphia rapper for promoting the devil. Walker wondered whether Uzi actually encountered a demon in his life. “i be genuinely curious have these people ever seen or heard a demon before…Or it’s just trend [sic] cause I feel like if you have you’d stop playing..really nothing funny or cute about it,” she said on Instagram. Check out Lil Uzi Vert’s comments above.