The hip-hop world is littered with women who have made the leap from being the hot, fun, and popular girl to the most important role model for girls in their lives.
But many of them have remained under the radar, at least until the recent passing of one of the most famous women in hip-hopping history, Lil B. A longtime favorite of rappers, and a staple in the industry, Lil Uzi Vert once told Rolling Stone that she thought she’d be the most influential person in hip hop forever.
When she died in 2016, the country’s most famous and influential artist and hip-hops biggest star was the one who had been missing from the scene.
As her death was announced, Lil’s friends, fans, and even many of her closest collaborators and collaborators’ families and friends were stunned.
“She left us all like, ‘I can’t believe I’m going to miss you,'” a close friend of Uzi’s, Lil Mama, told Rolling.
“We’re just gonna cry, and she’ll be here.
We’re gonna cry.”
The fact that Uzi was gone for so long, and her death at the age of 38, didn’t come out until two years later, left many fans wondering why Uzi wasn’t in the public eye.
Why hadn’t her death been public knowledge until two decades after her death?
Lil B had been dead for nearly three years by the time Lil Uzu’s family and friends knew of her passing.
And it’s a question many fans and experts are now asking themselves, as Uzi is now more widely known than ever before thanks to the growing popularity of the rapper and her music.
The question that’s bubbling up is, how did Lil Uzverts death come so quickly?
What made Lil Uzy’s death so shocking?
To answer these questions, I spoke with experts, artists, and other influencers who worked with the mother-of-three, and I was surprised to find that there were some very big, and some very small, questions that still need to be answered.
First, there’s the fact that Lil UZ’s death was the first death of a young woman in the world.
Lil Uzo Vert, whose real name was Luzis Maria Montano, was born in Puerto Rico in 1963, according to her Wikipedia page.
Her mother, Lil’ Mama, died of lung cancer when she was 17, and at the time, Lil Muthafucka was only 21 years old.
By the time she was in her mid-20s, Uzi had already made headlines for her controversial lyrics.
She was already being criticized for being a woman who was “out of control” and a “chicken” and that she was “a bitch.”
She also said that she “fucked the [women] with the words,” referring to women who weren’t wearing makeup, or “in a suit.”
Uzi also once stated that “girls in the streets have to be like, girls in the clubs, you have to know what you’re talking about.”
In the 1970s, she also had a major beef with the then-president, Jimmy Carter.
She felt that Carter was “playing the women’s game” and the only way to defeat him was to beat him up.
“I think that’s the biggest thing,” one of her friends, Lil Wayne, said.
“The whole country was like, You know what?
We don’t want this.
This is not who we are.
We don’s have to come together and say, ‘This is not the way we are going to deal with this.'”
Uzi and Carter didn’t actually fight in public until 1980, but they did end up breaking up after her father told her that she’d had too much to drink.
“He was like what?
She’s on her way out of the house,” Uzi explained.
“When I saw her on the street, she had a little bit of trouble.
She tried to run away from him, but he caught her and put her in the trunk.”
It’s no secret that UZI and Lil Muzi have had some rocky times since then.
Uzi has been criticized for the fact she and Uzi, who was married to Uzi Muthaaz in 1982, did not get divorced in 2009, and many believe that she and Carter, who she’d been with for 20 years, broke up because Carter wanted Uzi to leave his wife.
And yet, Lil Yachty, who Uzi met at a party in 1986, said she and Lil Ustaad were “really close” and had a mutual respect for each other.
UZ and Lil B’s relationship was reportedly more “positive,” and “intimate,” than many of the other couples in the hip-hip scene.
She and UZ both said that they had been married for more than 20 years. “They