Lil Uzi Vert‘s relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Brittany Byrd, was one of the more unique of its kind in Hip Hop. Sure, rappers have girlfriends all the time, but Vert’s significant other was highly coveted and sought after by fans, despite the fact that Byrd isn’t a celebrity. It’s even more interesting when you consider the fact that Uzi himself is just now coming into a level of mainstream celebrity, meaning this obsession with his girl began when he was a budding undergrounder from Philly. Imagine having a fanbase so cult-like in its attention to detail they stan for your girlfriend before you get a deal.
Unfortunately, that relationship is over, and it’s caused quite a stir on social media, as expected. A one-word tweet from Uzi announcing his updated relationship status was retweeted over 24,000 times on Twitter, and it was followed up with the release of a new song, “Stole Your Luv,” on which Uzi expresses his view on the relationship and its demise.
Listen to the song below, and get an idea of how upset this development in the Philly rapper’s personal life is making his fans.
I’m just a Lil Uzi Vert in a world filled with Brittany’s. ?
— NUFF$AID (@nuffsaidNY) June 25, 2016