Lil Uzi Vert is a popular American Rapper who’s well known for releasing several hit songs such as his hit single “Bad and Boujee”. Several of his songs have also been nominated for multiple prestigious awards in the music industry and he’s already one of them.
Born in Pennsylvania, the rapper was influenced and inspired by several rappers during that time. This helped Lil Uzi to have a unique background with him having his own specific type of rapping which was different from most styles that current rappers use today.
With his talent, the rapper was able to make a name for himself and help him become one of the biggest names in the rap industry. If you want to know more about this rapper then keep reading, we’re going to talk more about his career, personal life, net worth, and many more.
Celebrity Name: Lil Uzi Vert
Full Name: Symere Bysil Woods
Birthday: June 1, 1937
Place of Origin: Francisville, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5’4” ft
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Profession: Rapper, Singer, Songwriter
Total Net Worth: $17 million
Early Life and Childhood
Symere Bysil Woods or more commonly known as “Lil Uzi Vert” was born on the 31st of July 1994 in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Growing up in his teens around the Francisville neighborhood, he was heavily influenced by artists such as Pharell, Young Thug, Lil Wayne, the Yin Yang Twins, and ASAP Rocky.
The young Symere had a huge interest in rapping during his childhood but didn’t start to do and make his own music until he was in high school.
He was influenced by his friend William Aston, who’s freestyle rapping inspired him to create and do his own rapping and eventually kickstarted his journey as a rapper.
There’s not much known from Lil Uzi’s personal life aside from him dating Brittany Byrd, a fashion designer, during 2014. The rapper also mentioned her in his songs multiple times such as “Nuyork Nights at 21”.
The couple didn’t last long as they ended their three-year relationship during 2017 and even wrote a song about her called “Stole You Luv”.
Lil Uzi also stated that he was attempting sobriety after the death of the rapper Lil Peep. He also asked for help in social media on building a foundation against gun violence after the death of the rapper and friend of his XXXTentacion.
Career as a Rapper
Lil Uzi Vert’s career started when he was featured in some of DJ Diamond Kuts’ songs. His feature in the rapper’s songs managed to get the attention of Don Cannon.
He and other people in the rap industry helped Lil Uzi be signed to the record labels “Generations Now” and “Atlantic Records”.
The rapper further gained popularity by being feature in Carnage’s “WDYW”, which was followed by Uzi releasing his first commercial mixtape “Luv is Rage”.
The following year he continued to release more mixtapes where two of his songs “You Was Right” and “Money Longer” managed to get in the “Billboard Hot 100”.
He followed his success by releasing more mixtapes and by late 2016, he released his viral hit song “Bad & Boujee” with the collaboration of Migos.
The song became so popular the it managed to reach the top spot of 2017s’ “Billboard Hot 100”. During the same year, he also released his next popular mixtape “Luv is Rage 2”.
The following year, Lil Uzi then released his next album “New Patek” which featured a few hit songs such as “Eternal Atake”. He was also featured in the rapper Lil Pump’s hit single “Multi Millionaire”, which managed to help him gain more attraction.
By 2019, he signed up with the record label “Roc Nation” where he continued to release new hit singles. These singles included “Sanguine Paradise” and “That’s a Rack” where both were released in a span of a few weeks.
Lil Uzi Vert Awards and Nominations
With a number of songs and albums released to his name, Lil Uzi Vert has already been nominated with several awards and has even won one of them. In 2017, he was nominated for “ Top Rap Song” and “Top New Artist” in the Billboard Music Awards.
By 2018, he was also nominated in the Grammy Awards for “Best New Artist” and “Best Rap Performance”. During the same year, he also managed to get nominated in the MTV Video Music Awards for “Best New Artist”.
The rapper also managed to win in the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards for “Song of Summer” with his song “XO Tour Lif3”.
Controversies and Legal Issues
Even if Lil Uzi Vert is still early with his career, he’s already been caught up with several controversies and legal problems. A rapper named Daylyt accused him of being a Satanist due to Lil Uzi being inspired by Marylin Manson.
The rumor of him being a satanist continued to spread when the rapper created several controversial imagery and quotes relating to satanism. This stunt that Lil Uzi’s been doing eventually forced his record label to block off his Instagram access.
In 2016, the rapper was also caught up in legal troubles when he was arrested for reckless driving with a dirt bike.
The case was eventually settled a year later and Lil Uzi had to do community service. In 2020 he and several other people were also arrested due to an illegal paintball gunfight in the streets in Philadelphia.
Lil Uzi Vert’s Total Net Worth
With Lil Uzi Vert’s music career being exceptionally successful, filled with several nominated and award-winning songs, he’s managed to gain an extraordinary amount of wealth with it. The award-winning rapper was able to produce a net worth of over $17 million.
As the rapper’s career is still growing, there’s still a huge possibility of his net worth increasing in the next few years.