Lil Uzi Vert didn’t become a rapper to make friends.
While Ab-Soul was one from the “older generation” to recently speak up in disgust of Lil Uzi’s assumed lack of respect for the founding fathers of rap, DJ Premier surprisingly came forward in support of the 22-year-old.
Last night in New York (October 2), Lil Uzi was in attendance at the Roots Picnic. During the annual festivities, Lil Uzi ran into the 47-year-old legendary rapper and ended up getting major props during their interaction.
The cosign was captured on camera by another OG, DJ Drama, who captioned the clip, “Homage. #RespectTheArchitects…both of em!”
“Don’t get mad, actually keep gettin mad,” the DJ added.
In the clip, Sermon, who has his arm around Lil Uzi, passionately says, “A lot of people – people love him here tonight. And for us to come from that stage, and anybody who moved from my area and come in here to watch this man, mad respect.”
Looks like hip-hop’s generational gap may be on its way to becoming less of a hostile situation between the newcomers and those who paved the way.
Take a look at Erick Sermon showing Lil Uzi Vert some love in the clip below.
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