American rapper Lil Uzi Vert took to social media this weekend to subtly make fans aware of a change to their pronouns.
The news came just after the 26-year-old announced the upcoming release of their new EP, titled Red & White, which is set to act as a prelude to their third studio album, The Pink Tape.
Uzi, whose real name is Symere Bysil Woods, released the single 'Space Cadet' in the wake of the EP announcement, dropping the song on SoundCloud and revealing possible plans to 'drop another one' prior to its release.
The arrival of 'Space Cadet' made Uzi a popular topic of conversation among fans, with many taking to their Instagram to praise the new song and beg that they follow through after teasing plans to share a second track.
Amid the chatter, Uzi subtly made a change to their Instagram bio to ensure fans could refer to them by the correct pronouns.
Underneath the figures relating to posts and followers, their page reads: "Lil Uzi Vert they/them."
The rapper hasn't released a statement or shared a post to comment on the change, though they may not feel it's necessary. Many people who use they/them pronouns identify as being non-binary, genderfluid or agender and therefore do not feel gendered pronouns such as 'she' or 'he' are appropriate for them, though not everyone who uses they/them identifies this way.
The bio change has prompted some fans to assume Uzi identifies as non-binary, but the rapper has not specified whether this is true.
Praising the 26-year-old, one fan wrote: "Lil Uzi Vert [is] officially the best non binary rapper of all time"
Another fan commented: "Lil Uzi Vert's new pronouns are 'They/Them', but feel free to refer to them as 'The [greatest of all time]."
Last month, Uzi publicly declared their love for the rapper JT, real name born Jatavia Shakara Johnson, who they are said to have started dating in late 2019 before going public in 2021.
During a performance in June, Uzi told the audience they were 'fully in a relationship' and joked they have a habit of spoiling JT with money, saying: "It still seems that every day I'm in the house, I've got to give out a rack after a rack after a rack." A rack refers to a bundle of money in thousand dollar amounts.
As the crowd applauded their comments, Uzi added: "And, I love you JT."
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