A breakdown of Rich The Kid's bars on "Dead Friends" directed at Lil Uzi Vert.
The beef between Rich The Kid and Lil Uzi Vert is likely going to be one of the most memorable feuds in hip hop this year. Most people thought it would simmer down after a bit but with Rich The Kid's debut album, The World Is Yours dropping this Friday, it seemed like a good opportunity to continue to build the hype for it.
Rich The Kid's previewed a new song on his Instagram a few weeks back which seemingly took shots at Lil Uzi Vert. This morning, he dropped off the actual song and confirmed speculations that it was a diss track towards Lil Uzi Vert. From references to "XO Tour Lif3" and "Money Longer" to Uzi's height, Rich The Kid's latest track is not only a build up to his album but another way to further the beef with Lil Uzi Vert.
Rich The Kid didn't name drop on his latest album but, if you listen to the references, it's pretty clear who he's talking about. We've done a breakdown of some of the bars and the possible meanings behind them.
You little n*ggas (little n*ggas)/ My check bigger (check bigger)/ Can't flex, n*gga (flex)/ Can't bet witcha (huh)
Rich The Kid takes aim at both Uzi's height and finances with the first bar. For one, Lil Uzi Vert stands at reportedly 5'4" which is significantly shorter than RTK and the average male height. "My check bigger" is possibly directed at the fact that Lil Uzi Vert's label reportedly made $4.5M off of "XO Tour Llif3" while Uzi took $900K from those earnings.
All them dead friends/ You a middle man/ You a little man/ Your money gettin' shorter
This bar, again, is a shot at both Lil Uzi's money and height as well as his stance with his label, Generation Now. Rich The Kid references the refrains to Uzi's singles, "Money Longer" and "XO Tour Llif3" while talking about how his label pays him.
Put my pride aside, I could never lie/ I don't really care if you cry, let them pussy n*ggas die.
Another reference to "XO Tour Llif3" which may also align with the fact that Lil Uzi Vert's original lyric was a possible reference to his break up with his then girlfriend, Brittany Byrd. In addition, Rich The Kid recently liked one of Byrd's Instagram picture which many took assumed was some sort of way of trolling Uzi.
Couple mil on that deal n*gga/ I'm a boss, whole team still countin' still, n*gga (rich)
This line is a likely reference to what their feud actually stemmed from. After Lil Uzi Vert expressed his displeasure with his record label, Rich The Kid offered to sign him to Rich Forever. Lil Uzi Vert then told RTK, "Boy I’m not signing for 20racks." Rich The Kid currently has YBN Almighty Jay, Famous Dex and Jay Critch on his label so it's clear that his guidance is working well.
The song itself received some mixed reactions from the Internet with some people accusing Rich The Kid of "clout-chasing." However, a lot of people still dug the track and overall, it seemed to have gotten people excited for Rich The Kid's The World Is Yours.
Peep the reactions below.