After facing criticism for his lyrics in a new song at Rolling Loud California, Lil Uzi Vert has responded to accusations that he worships the devil. The controversial lyric, “I make a City Girl believe in Satan,” led to intense backlash, with some even going as far as to have a pastor denounce the rapper during a sermon. While it’s not the first time Uzi has referenced the devil in his music, the recent scrutiny has brought up previous instances where he’s mentioned the dark figure in his lyrics.
The pastor not only mentioned the lyric but other instances where Lil Uzi Vert mentioned the devil over the years. While speaking to TMZ, the rapper finally addressed rumors that he worships Satan.
Vert confirmed that his upcoming album Pink Tape will be released in the next few months. The artist clarified that he did not actually mean Satan, but rather that he has a commanding presence over women and can make them do what he wants. He revealed that his collaborator JT from City Girls did not take issue with the lyrics.
“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 explained that JT was present in the studio when he recorded the controversial lyrics. Despite the backlash, the rapper made it clear he does not care about the controversy surrounding the lyric. Vert added that he sees his music as a form of freedom of speech.
Vert is religious and feels that as an adult, he has the right to express himself however he chooses. He acknowledged that some people may be offended by his lyrics, but emphasized that they have the option to simply turn off his music. The rapper made it clear he is not a Satan worshipper at all.
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