If you are a rap music fan, then indeed the name Lil Uzi Vert rings a bell. Lil Uzi Vert, who entered the music industry with a unique hip hop genre at just 16 years old, has now become a giant in the Punk hip hop industry.
Now, 26 years old has already achieved huge recognition as the top stars. He is one of the perfect examples of a dreamer following his passion as he started his journey with a big ZERO, and at present, he has a massive fan-following along with colossal net worth.
And, for those who got no idea on who and what is Lil Uzi Vert, let us break it down to you.
Lil Uzi Vert: Early Life, Age, Nationality, And Education
Lil Uzi Vert was born on 31 June 1994 as Symere Bysil Woods. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States, Vert grew up in the Francisville neighborhood with his parents.
As of 2020, Lil Uzi Vert is 26 years old. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the black ethnic background.
Regarding his education, Wood is a high school dropout. He went to Northeast High School. After dropping out, he worked at a Bottom Dollar store, but he left the job after four days. Soon after that, his mother kicked him out of his house.
Lil Uzi Vert: Early Career And Rise As A Rapper
Initially, Symere Bysil Woods was not into rapping and such. It was until 10th grade when he heard his classmate William Aston’s freestyle. He was coaxed by his friend’s rapping style that he himself tried his hands in this field.
Interesting Fact: Lil Uzi Vert is a big fan of Marilyn Manson. In an interview, he disclosed that Mechanical Animals is his favorite album.
His other major influences are famous rappers and singers such as Pharrel Williams, Smash Mouth, Paramore, Mike Jones, Kanye West, Ying Yang Twins, My Chemical Romance, The Rocket Summer, and many others. Moreover, his current rapping style is influenced by rappers Wiz Khalifa and Meek Mills.
Lil Uzi Vert developed beguilement in the rap industry after he was kicked out of his house. Around the time, he got his first tattoo word FAITH under his hairline. After the line of unpleasant situations, Lil Uzi Vert started his raping career seriously.
In 2010, Lil Uzi Vert got into the music industry with the tracks of DJ Diamond Kuts.
Lil Uzi Vert’s Career Highlights
When he first debuted in the industry, Woods associated with groups like Steaktown under the stage name Selab Vertical. Later, he changed his stage name from Selab Vertical to Lil Uzi Vert. In an interview with Vibe magazine, he said he lengthened his name to Lil Uzi Vert. (short of Vertical). He changed his name after his fans described his rap flow: “Fast like Machine Gun.”
Under his new stage name Lil Uzi Vert, Woods released his first project on 19 January 2014, an EP Purple Thoughtz Vol. 1. In the same year, on 5 August, he launched his first mixtape, The Real Uzi.
With the mixtape, he gained massive popularity and was signed by Atlantic Records. Under the records, he was featured on Carnage’s WDYW along with ASAP Ferg and Rich the Kid.
Eventually, he gave popular songs like Nuyork Nights at 21, Money Longer, Hi Roller, Do What I Want, Bad and Boujee, Ready Set Go (Vlone), Playboi Carti: “wokeuplikethis*” [ft. Lil Uzi Vert], The Way Life Goes, and so on. Moreover, some of his top-ranked albums are Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World, Eternal Atake, LUV vs. The World 2, Luv Is Rage, Luv Is Rage 2, The Perfect Luv Tape, and others.
Do What I Want singer’s recent project include Pluto X Baby Pluto, Sasuke, and Party Girl.
Lil Uzi Vert Awards And Accolades
In 2016, Lil Uzi Vert was the most followed artist on Soundcloud. The following year, he was ranked on the Forbes list of Hip Hop cash princes. Moreover, the same year, he was listed on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 musicians list.
Besides that, he has been nominated for Grammy Awards twice.
Lil Uzi Vert Net Worth: Earnings And Salary
If you have seen him at red carpets and shows, he often flaunts a gold-diamond chain worth $350 thousand. You can tell that Lil Uzi Vert has a flair for flamboyance and extravagance.
As per Celebrity Net Worth, Lil Uzi Vert is estimated to have a net worth of $16 million as of 2020. Some other sources claimed his fortune to be around $20 million.
He mainly gathers his riches from his successful career as an American Hip Hop artist and rapper. Further, he makes money from album sales, tours, performances, gigs, ticket sales, and sponsorships. As per a reliable source, his salary per show is roughly $60 thousand.
In addition, two times Grammy-nominated rapper has been one of the highest-paid rappers in the world during his touring years. Forbes reported, in between September 2017 and September 2018, Woods managed to earn a jaw-dropping $20 million through performances only. During that time, he did 76 live shows across the world and had more than 3.5 billion streaming views.
Lil Uzi Vert’s Lavish Lifestyle: Houses And Car Collection
Besides his magnificent earnings, Lil Uzi Vert is also known for his mind-boggling supercar collection. His car collection includes cars like Bugatti Veyron, Audi R8, Lamborghini Urus, a USSV Rhino GX, Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Spider Huracan, Aventador, Rolls Royce Wagon, a Porsche 911 Camera, and few others.
Did You Know? Lil Uzi Vert bought Bugatti Veyron from Floyd Mayweather for $1.7 million in early 2019.
As per a site, Vert also owns a private jet YFZ 450r.
Lil Uzi Vert Charity Works
Besides the music industry, Lil Uzi Vert has also been active as a charitable persona. According to a reliable source, he supports foundations and campaigns like UNICEF, Against Gun Violence, Stand Up 2 Cancer, Say No 2 Drugs.
At present, Woods is a sober person and has quit drugs. Just like he announced after the death of fellow rapper Lil Peep. Also, following the death of his close friend XXXTentacion, he took over the social media to build a foundation to fight against gun violence.
Lil Uzi Vert Romances: Girlfriend And Ex-es
While several sources claim him to be supposedly single, few of the tabloids report Woods to be dating JT, aka Jatavia Shakara Johnson of the American hip hop duo City Girls.
Coming to his past affairs, Vert was in a romantic relationship with a fashion designer Brittany Byrd for four years from 2014 to 2017. The ex-couple met each other at Parsons School of Design. Woods referenced Byrd in his several songs like Nuyork Nights at 21 from Luv Is Rage. He also dedicated a song, Stole Your Luv, for their break up where the rumors spark that Brittany cheated on Woods.
After Woods broke up with Brittany Byrd, he was in an on-and-off relationship with an American reality TV Contestant DreamDoll aka Tabatha Robinson, from August 2017 to Septemeber 2018.
Lil Uzi Vert Tattoos
Do You Remember? What was the first tattoo that Lil Uzi Vert got? It was the word FAITH under his hairline. He got it before he started his rap career.
Since then, Lil Uzi Vert has gotten more than 50…54 tattoos, to be exact. Being fond of tattoos, he has inked number ’16’, Broken Heart, Cross Sign, three Adinkra Symbols, LOSER/LOVER, By Any Means, Heart with Crossbones & Numeral 3, Skull in a Heart, Skeleton Playing the Guitar, Skeletal Hand holding Female’s Hand And VERT, to name a few.
Just in case, the above mentioned Three Adinkra Symbols represents God’s Child, Justice, and Universe. Besides that, Vert has other Adrinka symbols representing God’s Protection, Strength, and God is the King.
Lil Uzi Vert Controversy, Legal Issues, and Feuds
Lil Uzi Vert has been a trouble for some people.
For example: in 2017, Lil Uzi Vert was filed a $30 thousand worth lawsuit by Promoter VelleBe for missing a 2017 show for which Vert was paid $40 thousand. Later on, the judgment was passed on the favor of VelleBe as Vert failed to appear in court.
Similarly, the Money Longer singer was arrested in Atlanta for reckless riding on his dirt bike. Initially, he was held on a $6,500 bond but was resolved with receiving community service.
Additionally, he also took the limelight for being one of the controversial rappers. Being influenced by Marilyn Manson, who supported Satanism, he is also claimed to be the worshiper of Satan.
Interesting Fact: Lil Uzi Vert was taken over by his record label after he started posting satanic phrases such as 666, going to hell, and others.
Besides that, Lil Uzi Vert has a dispute with artists like Don Cannon, DJ Drama, OG Maco, Reese LaFlare, and Rich the Kid. Once, in March 2018, Vert attempted to attack Rich the Kid at Starbucks but was stopped by security.
Lil Uzi Vert Height And Weight
As of 2020, Lil Uzi Vert has the height of stands 5 feet 4 inches (162.56 cm).
At 5 feet 4, Vert weighs around 68 kg (150 pounds).
Lil Uzi Vert’s Internet Fame
Instagram: 13 Million
Twitter: 7.5 Million
Facebook: 1.2 Million
Sound Cloud: 2.41 Million