The meme’s and joke’s I’ve seen on Instagram over this picture has had me laughing for days now. I saw one where the post referred to Lil Uzi Vert as a new age aunty. I saw the shade room call Lil Uzi “sis.” I even saw one where people say that when you get a bunch of money you start dressing like a weirdo. First, let me say that I am here for all of these jokes. Naturally, I love to roast people so uzi has to get these jokes.
On the flip side, I did see a lot of genuine hate for this picture and the person in it. Obviously, a lot of this came from a homophobic place and the fact that a lot of people don’t like him as a rapper. People always seem to have a problem when a man chooses to dress in clothes that are deemed acceptable for women. To those people I would say, “Who cares?” Does it matter what a person wears when they are living their own life? I certainty don’t care. I’m just here for the jokes. He does look like the aunty on drugs but that’s his business. As for the music part, I don’t listen even so I’m not going to try and defend it. To each’s own right?
I think the message here is to accept people for their individually and uniqueness. Lil Uzi a weird little dude. This is a true story, but it is who he is and I’m ok with that. Truth be told I’m no stranger to a tight jean or two back in my day. People would clown me all they want to. It’s fine because they know I was killing the game so whatever. If uzi has that mentally which I believe he does, he will be ok. For everyone else let big sis rock lol. Please comment below and let me know what you think? If it is a good joke I promise you I’ll respond lol. Is Uzi’s outfit over the top? or should we just accept the him as hip hop’s rock star aunty? Thanks for reading guys!
Rock and Roll was considered the rebel music of its day. Young people naturally gravitated towards it, and older people rejected it. It was flashy, in your face, and counter-culture. It simply was the new wave of its time. Fast forward to today and that all has changed. Hip hop and Rap is now that wave.
I grew up listening to a lot of different music, but hip hop and rap was always the coolest. It was the music that your parents didn’t quite approve of but somehow resonated with you the most. It was more than just music too, it was a culture that you lived and breathed. I spoke the dialect, I dressed the part, and I lived through the music. And I wasn’t the only one. I had a whole generations of kids beside me doing the same.
Look at some of the biggest artist in Hip Hop right now. Artists like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and J Cole have created such an impact that kids are growing up wanting to be just like them. When either of these artist drop an album it feels as if social media stops for a minute to bask in their greatness. And their shows are simply ridiculous. We are talking arenas, stadiums, even a sighting on the street garners such great attention. The fans live through their music and that is the power of hip hop’s rock star power.
On the flip side though, these are mega stars. So it makes sense they would get this kind of attention. What about rappers who aren’t as popular? Well I can tell you from first hand experience it still is just as ridiculous.
I have gone to many small clubs and venues to see rappers who were famous but not at the superstar level yet. Rappers like G Eazy, Mac Miller, Bas, and Logic. The reaction and love these artist got were crazy. People would stand 5 hours in line just to get into these places, then stand 3 more hours for a show. It’s crazy, but that’s rock and roll or should I say Hip Hop.
Kanye West once told Zane Lowe in an interview that “We are the new rock stars.” Kanye was of course referring to rappers. Usually Kanye is a little off in his judgements but he got this one right. Rappers are the new rock stars and we are just living in their world.