Nicki Minaj explains why Uzi reminds her of Lil Wayne on the set for “The Way Life Goes.”
Earlier this month, Lil Uzi Vert and Nicki Minaj finally dropped the remix for “The Way Life Goes.” It took a while to actually surface but it finally came and it didn’t disappoint. While Nicki revealed that she and Uzi are currently shooting a video for the single, she also explained why she rocks with Lil Uzi Vert so much.
Nicki took to Instagram to share a short video with herself and Lil Uzi Vert on the set of “The Way Life Goes.” After admitting that they are very high, she took a moment to expressed her pleasure with working with Lil Uzi while their latest collab played in the background and explained why working with him hits close to home.
“Congratulations, we high as shit. We feelin’ really good right now. We on the set of the video,” she said, “It’s just a pleasure to work with him. He just reminds me so much of Tunechi so everytime I see him, I’m always like, ‘aww, my little baby,’ because he just gives me the Lil Tunechi vibe. And so because of that, I love him. And I love this fuckin’ song. Shout out to our fans and all of that… We’re about to give you a killer video.”
While it’s definitely a bit of a controversial statement to compare Lil Uzi Vert to one of modern day hip hop’s most iconic and influential artists, it’s not far-fetched. Wayne was one of the first rappers to dub himself a “rockstar,” a title that Uzi has described himself as. Along with that, there’s no doubt that Uzi has been influenced by Wayne to some capacity.
Aside from that, Nicki and Lil Uzi Vert’s collaboration got Nicki her 82nd entry on the Billboard Hot 100. The single is currently sitting at number 31 after jumping from number 55. Nicki currently has three singles on the charts with Yo Gotti’s “Rake It Up” and Migos’ “MotorSport.” With the video for “The Way Life Goes” on the way, we’re sure it’ll continue to climb up the charts further.