Lil Uzi Vert Says He Does Music 'Just to Make His Family Happy' In New 'GQ' Feature

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Lil Uzi Vert in GQ.

Lil Uzi Vert has seemingly been held hostage by a restrictive label situation, which has left his long-awaited Eternal Atake album mostly a myth at this point. GQ caught up with the eclectic Uzi (Sept. 18) to see where he was at with releasing his next project, and the creative process that leads to the epic fit pics that have taken social media's style section by storm. 

“I like making music, and I like making people happy,” he said. "But the music is whatever, bro. I really do it just to make my family happy. Like, it's just something for my family to talk about."

When asked about his abrupt retirement from rap, the Philly native explains it was just a visceral reaction to something he was feeling at the time. "I dunno, just how I felt," Uzi divulges. "That's all. I just wanted to be more normal.”

As far as what inspired the aesthetically pleasing outfits flooding his Instagram, it's something he planned to do in the past, but he just didn't have the closet to execute at the time. "I always wanted to do that, but I just didn't have a lot of clothes before,” he clarified. "It was like when you come to the last level and you open the door and it's, like, a whole new world -- not even a new level but a whole new world. You're like, ‘Wait a minute. You're telling me I can't buy all this stuff out the store, I have to get archival stuff?’ Oh, shit! I'm losing."

Uzi took things a step further by saying that his passion is in clothing right now. “Honestly, in my heart, I think I do this better than music,” he said. “'Cause the music shit is effortless. I actually take my time with this.”

Read the entire interview over at GQ.

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