Lil Uzi Vert is really keeping things interesting on the internet this week. After unveiling his controversial face implant and plans to get Elon Musk‘s brain chip, he is now claiming JAY-Z has compared him to Prince.
Of course, the internet has a lot of things to say about the alleged comparison.
It’s been a rather exciting week for Lil Uzi Vert. He started it all off by unveiling his $24 million pink diamond he had surgically implanted into his forehead. The latest body modification led to a slew of memes and reactions including comparisons to Marvel‘s Vision. Just days later, Lil Uzi Vert revealed that he could actually die from the implant. Soon after, however, the jeweler behind the now-viral diamond explained whether or not the implant is actually safe.
Amidst all of this, both Grimes and Lil Uzi Vert unveiled their plans to get Neuralink‘s brain chip that can stream music among other things. Earlier this month, we learned that Elon Musk’s company is planning to start implanting these computer chips into actual human brains later this year. This is, of course, after the company had successful trials on animals.
Now, Lil Uzi Vert is stirring up another storm on social media this week. For those of you that don’t know, Lil Uzi Vert is signed to JAY-Z’s record label Roc Nation. On Tuesday, the rapper tweeted out to his 8.1 million followers that his boss JAY-Z (“Hov”) and Juan “OG” Perez, the president of Roc Nation Sports, have compared him to Prince. As a result, he is adopting the nickname “Lil Prince.”
“OG and Hov said I’m Like Prince ..so I’m Lil Prince now.”
OG and Hov said I’m Like Prince ..so I’m Lil Prince now ☔️🦇
— Uzi London 🌎☄️💕® (@LILUZIVERT) February 10, 2021
Although he doesn’t offer any context about the comparison, he did share a follow-up tweet thanking both JAY-Z, Juan and presumably Juan’s wife Desiree Perez.
“Thank you … Des Juan and Hov. Changing my life as we speak.”
Thank you … Des Juan and Hov.
Changing my life as we speak 💰 ®️
— Uzi London 🌎☄️💕® (@LILUZIVERT) February 9, 2021
Of course, the alleged comparison is drawing a lot of different reactions on social media. While some don’t believe JAY-Z really made the comparison, others aren’t sure how Prince and Lil Uzi Vert are even similar. Meanwhile, some fans think there is reasoning behind the comparison.
Nothing like prince😐
— bobby (@bobbygfresh) February 10, 2021
lil uzi is definitely the new prince @LILUZIVERT
— Mizavelli The Vampire 🧛🏾♂️ (@MizzyBones) February 10, 2021
Look I love you, I love your music. But prince played 27 fucking instruments wrote Nd produced his own shit. You can say y’all both amazing entertainers, both flamboyant and confident. But Idk bout the music
— Britt 💛 (@itsBRATTny) February 10, 2021
PRINCE??? slow your roll
— Doc🥇 (@AyoDocc) February 10, 2021
Uzi really the Prince of rap if u think about it he got same attitude & drip🤯🎸😭@LILUZIVERT
— 💫🦋$.$..FINE$$E..KiiD 🦋💫 (@Charismatic_86) February 8, 2021
But I’ve heard of Prince so this makes no sense
— Goose McDuck (@McduckGoose) February 10, 2021
Someone need to stop hyping this man up PRINCE????? I love u uzi but no fucking way can u be compared to prince
— gucci wit da 6 (@6uccix) February 10, 2021
Not hating but in my opinion you’re nothing like Prince
— JimmyMotenIII601 (@JMotenIII) February 10, 2021
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