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Rapper Lil Uzi Vert changes pronouns to they/them prompting non-binary questions

The rapper quietly made the change over the weekend.

By Alastair James

Words: Alastair James; pictures: Wiki Commons and Instagram/@liluzivert

The rapper, Lil Uzi Vert, has prompted speculation they have come out as non-binary after changing their pronouns on Instagram to they/them.

Followers of the 26-year-old noticed the change earlier this week and shared screenshots of their account on Twitter.

A representative for Uzi had “no confirmation or comment on this” when contacted by the Los Angeles Times on Monday (18 July) 

On Sunday (17 July) rapper Yeat tweeted Uzi “Yo they” to which the latter replied: Yo Yeat”.

One person tweeted Uzi was “officially the best non binary rapper of all time,” and got more than 32,000 likes at the time of writing. 

Some speculated whether the change was tied to the rapper’s upcoming Red and White EP. Meanwhile, others pointed out accusations of transphobia in the rapper’s previous songs with one person saying Uzi was “the first rapper to be non binary and transphobic”.

People particularly pointed to lyrics in the 2019 song ‘That’s a Rack’ which go: “I was checkin’ my DMs, found out she was a man (No, no, no) / I can’t DM, never, ever again”

People also highlighted the rapper’s no contest plea in regard to charges of felony assault with a firearm and misdemeanor injury to a girlfriend earlier this year.

According to TMZ, the rapper accepted a plea deal and was sentenced to 3 years of formal probation, 1 year of treatment for mental health and substance abuse, 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling, restitution, and a 10-year criminal protective order.

Uzi has not commented on the pronoun change but on Thursday (21 July) they shared an image on their Instagram stories of someone lying on the ground wearing a black t-shirt with the words they/them in white. 

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