Lil Uzi Vert claims that JAY-Z compared him to the legendary Prince. On Tuesday (Feb. 9), the Eternal Atake emcee took to Twitter to reveal that JAY and Juan “OG” Perez, who is president of Roc Nation Sports, likened the Philly musician to the late music icon. “OG and Hov said I’m Like Prince, so I’m Lil Prince now,” he tweeted.
Uzi didn’t reveal any additional information surrounding their conversation, but he did manage to thank several people from Roc Nation, including the 4:44 rapper, in a follow-up tweet. “Thank you … Des, Juan and Hov. Changing my life as we speak,” he wrote.
It’s unclear what led to JAY’s analysis, but Uzi always said that he wanted to be a big rockstar. “Trap rap rockstar. I want to be as big as I can be,” he previously told XXL. “I want to be one of the biggest artists. I want to be remembered like, ‘He is crazy. He is phenomenal.’ I just want to be one of the biggest.”
The Philly emcee recently made headlines after getting a $24 million pink diamond implanted onto his forehead. The “Money Longer” spitter said he’d been putting money towards the gem for the past few years. “I’ve been paying for a natural pink diamond from Elliot for years now,” Uzi tweeted. “This one Stone cost so much I’ve been paying for it since 2017. That was the first time I saw a real natural pink diamond. A lot of M’s in my face.”
“Yes, my Bugatti can’t even pay for it … all my cars together, plus home, this took so long now I can get this money,” he wrote in a follow-up tweet.
He also took to Twitter to post a selfie with blood dripping down his forehead. Uzi told his fans that if the diamond is not taken out the correct way, he could possibly die.