Philadelphia-based rap artist Lil Uzi Vert is once again at the center of attention, this time, causing unease and confusion among his fanbase. A photograph of the artist cozying up to a lifelike and macabre wax doll in his recording studio has been making the rounds on social media platforms, provoking perplexed and disturbed reactions.
The picture surfaced online on Saturday, May 20, and depicts Uzi in close quarters with a figurine appearing as a bruised and bloodied white female in a fetal position, adorned in a floral skirt. The unsettling realism of the doll has led to a flurry of comments and speculation from fans. One commented on the eeriness of the image, stating, “This picture gives me the heebiejeebies ngl,” while others questioned the authenticity of the ‘wax doll’, insinuating a more sinister scenario.
However, this isn’t the first occasion the “Just Wanna Rock” star has left fans puzzled and concerned. Recently, Uzi unveiled fresh tattoos on his tongue and forehead, causing a stir due to their controversial symbolism. His new body art consists of an upside-down cross inked on his tongue and a tribal design on his forehead, placed at the exact spot where his infamous $24 million pink diamond was formerly embedded.
These new tattoos have sparked rumors about Uzi’s religious affiliations, with some fans voicing their apprehension on Twitter. Some even went as far as declaring their refusal to continue listening to the artist’s music due to allegations of him being involved in satanic practices. Criticisms included statements such as “Lil Uzi Vert = Lu Ci Fer. He’s a devout Satanist” and “It’s getting corny now Uzi, we get it u love satan.”
In related news, the rapper has also recently introduced his fans to an androgynous alter ego, ‘Leslie’, during a tour in Thailand. Drawing inspiration from the character Leslie Chow from the popular Hangover film series, Uzi defended his new persona on Instagram, reminding fans that “Chow don’t give af Chow rich and never look back ….. Suck my monkey tail LESLIE OUT.”
Amid the controversy, fans and critics alike are left wondering what Uzi’s next unpredictable move will be. Despite the uncertainty and discomfort, there’s no denying that the artist knows how to keep his name in the spotlight.