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Lil Uzi Vert says a dope fiend gave him his name

Lil Uzi Vert extends further on the origin of his moniker

Lil Uzi Vert backs up his 2016 revelation about the background story about his stage name in an interview with VIBE that “some guy” gave him the name Uzi. “Some guy was just like ‘you rap fast, man,” the Eternal Atake rapper explained. “Like a little machine gun’ and from that moment I was Lil Uzi.”


During a recent live stream with Mr. Beast, M0e TV, and Devin Nash though, Uzi specifically says that “some guy” was actually a “crackhead.”

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“I got named by a crackhead,” the rapper said. “He said you rapped fast?” one of the streamers asked, before Uzi replied, “Yeah, yeah he’s a good guy.”