What did you think about Lil Uzi's unconventional look?
Lil Uzi Vert is burning up the hip hop charts right now, but not everyone who likes his music is a big fan of the man himself. Lil Uzi Vert seems like he’s a part of a new generation of rappers who are more fashion conscious as well as more secure with their distinct personalities. They will gladly wear clothes like Prince used to rock despite being called effeminate by their biggest fans.
People really couldn’t stand it when Lil Uzi came out rocking a sheer blouse holding a purse in his hand, but he had no cares in the world. His clothes are a stand against discrimination in hip hop.
Turn the Other Cheek
When it comes to hip hop and homosexuality, times are changing. But it is happening at a very slow pace. While unconventional rappers like Kid Cudi and Rae Sremmurd are redefining what it means to be a hip hop artist without being a tough guy, they do get called out for just being different.
When Snoop Dogg talked about gay hip hop artist Frank Ocean, he said, “He’s a singer. It’s acceptable in the singing world, but in the rap world I don’t know if it will ever be acceptable because rap is so masculine. I don’t have a problem with gay people. I got some gay homies.”
A Blind Eye
Steven J. Horowitz of Complex wrote about the subject, “It’s not that hip-hop is homophobic like it overtly once was. Today, hip-hop’s problem with gay people lies within a more slippery conundrum: that you can choose what preexisting words mean and diminish the historical weight they hold. Or, more troublingly, pretend that the LGBTQ community doesn’t even exist.”
But the brave men and women who don’t let these less open-minded rappers get them down always get an earful when they do something different.
Lil Uzi was loving his look even if his fans weren’t. He posted pictures of himself in a sheer Valentino blouse, holding a little purse, telling everyone who saw it, “Don’t be nervous.” It was as if he was telling his more homophobic fans that they shouldn’t have negative feelings about a man wearing a fashionable shirt.
He even got asked about wearing the clothes even while people make fun of him for it.