Hip hop has definitely evolved over the years. And at the head of the movement would probably be Lil Uzi Vert. The young rapper, who has often been blamed for the new direction of the culture, was recently turned into a funny meme because of his punk-rock fashion sense.
The viral photo that has Twitter laughing uncontrollably, shows Lil Uzi posing in a tattered, striped sweater, holding a matching pink purse. The “You Was Right” rapper seems to be a little caught off guard, as he stands with his legs shoulder-width apart.
Tyrese, an avid critic of the new generation, quickly shared his thoughts on Lil Uzi’s photo, saying that he “can’t identify with today’s hip hop.” “We’re gonna shock the game with this #IdentityTheftAlbum,” he wrote on Instagram. Actor Cory Hardict consigned the Fast & Furious star, asking “WTF is this?” Basketball Wives star, Tami Roman also issued a comedic statement via her “Bonnet Chronicles” segment on Instagram. “This looks like somebody’s crackhead momma that goes through Allie’s willing to do all things strange for a little change,” she said in the video.
Many other critics shared their opinions about Uzi’ fit, likening it to an ensemble punk princess Avril Lavigne would wear or a sex worker.
While Lil Uzi’s outfit has definitely incited concern and rage from some of the game’s veterans, it’s not unusual to see today’s talent blurring the gender lines in fashion and going against the normal hip hop image. Rappers and celebs such as A$AP Rocky, Jaden Smith, and Young Thug have all been photographed wearing unique and nontraditional styles. So people will just have to get used to this new era.
Check out the memes of Lil Uzi Vert above.