Lil Uzi Vert has responded to the backlash surrounding his Rolling Loud performance. During the performance, he rapped that he can “make a City Girl believe in Satan.” Uzi said that the lyrics are “not actually” about the Devil.
He told TMZ that the lyric is “not actually about Satan.” Instead, he says that it’s truly focused on pointing out how he’s able to “make a girl do whatever” he says.
When asked about what JT thought about the lyric in question, Uzi responded that she “really didn’t think too much of it.” He also added that JT knew about the reference and was present when he made the song.
Uzi added that he isn't concerned bout the backlash because he is expressing his “freedom of speech.” He explained, “I really don’t even pay attention to them even saying that. I just say whatever I want in my songs—it’s just like my freedom of speech.”
He pointed out that he grew up in a “real religious household” and is just saying whatever he wants to say as a grown adult.” He said that while he doesn't want to be offensive, listeners always “have the option to turn it off.” He added, “They probably need to just chill a little bit.”
When asked if he “believes in Satan,” Uzi responded “no.”