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Lil Uzi Vert Explains How He Got His Stage Name From A ‘Crackhead’ [Video]



Lil Uzi Vert is revealing a lot about his life these days. The star opened up about the origin of his stage name. Back in 2016, Uzi explained that \somebody told him his fast rapping reminded them of a gun like an Uzi, so he decided on Lil Uzi Vert being his rap name. During an interview with VIBE, Uzi shares, “some guy was just like ‘you rap fast, man. Like a little machine gun’ and from that moment I was Lil Uzi.”

Watch a recent stream where Uzi opens up about his start in the game.

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