Lil Uzi Vert has updated their pronouns in their Instagram bio. The update led to online discourse regarding the rapper’s history, his music, and relationships.
The 26-year-old rapper began trending when they publicly updated their pronouns to they/them in their Instagram bio.
Reactions were mixed when the change was announced.
Some fans have shown unanimous support for the rapper and tweeted, “y’all so weird i’m happy for them.”
One critic, referring to their past controversies, wrote in a tweet:
“ppl didn’t care lil uzi vert abused his ex but them having they/them pronouns is where they draw the line ?”
A second user wrote on Twitter to also taunt Uzi’s abusive past,
“let’s not forget how lil uzi vert abuser their ex girlfriend and then stalker her. they are a transphobic abuser, don’t let they/them pronouns trick you.”
Another user, while levying criticisms against Lil Uzi, also showed their support and wrote, “why r people making a big deal pronouns don’t equal gender and even if they did nb people can be problematic.”
In an April interview on Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Red Table Talk,” singer Janelle Monae let the world know how she identifies and why she feels this is the perfect time to share her truth.
To be nonbinary is to identify as neither male nor female.
“I’m nonbinary, so I just don’t see myself as a woman, solely,” Monae said during the interview “I feel all of my energy. I feel like God is so much bigger than the ‘he’ or the ‘she.’ If I am from God, I am everything.”