Lil Uzi Vert Turns ‘Space Cadet Into Surprise 'Red & White' Single

Lil Uzi stunned his longtime fans on Saturday (July 16) with the release of the SoundCloud exclusive, which sees the Generation Now rapper claiming he's "on his own level" and high beyond belief.

Red & White is Uzi's first proper project since his collaborative album with Future in 2020, Pluto X Baby Pluto, and his first solo effort since LUV Vs. The World 2, which served as the deluxe version of his 2020 album Eternal Atake.

Despite arriving at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 list and including smash singles "Baby Pluto," "Futsal Shuffle 2020," and "That Way," Uzi has been critical of Eternal Atake for a long time. In an interview with W Magazine, Uzi explained how he had to rework the album after all of its original material was leaked on the internet.

“All of my music for Eternal Atake got leaked, so I had to redo it,” he explained. “It didn’t reach its full potential—I just knew it wasn’t the sound I was going for. Let’s just say Eternal Atake, for another artist, would have been really good because it was super dumbed down to where everyone could enjoy it, but that’s not my artistry.”

Uzi continues to tease fans with his long-awaited P!NK album in the lead-up to Red & White. Uzi's upcoming full-length album, formerly announced as The Pink Tape, has gone through several iterations. The project was supposed to be published last Halloween, but it has been plagued by problems and delays.

“It’s going through its mixing process right now,” Uzi said. “Last time I dropped an album, it did really well. It was actually my highest-selling album, but it was experimental on the mixing part, not the actual music. So this time, I went experimental with the music and traditional on the mixing.”

He added: “I’m feeling really good about it. Usually, I’ll pump myself up even if I don’t feel really good, and I’ll be like ‘oh this is it.’ [I do that] just to like give myself that extra push, but this time I really kind of think this is it.”

Meanwhile, Uzi played on the opening day of London's Wireless Festival earlier this month at Crystal Palace (July 1).

Footage from his performance shows him tossing a phone off stage and into the audience, apparently striking and bleeding a festivalgoer.

@ccornonmycob, a TikTok user, claims the phone struck her in the head and left her with a bloody injury, sharing a video of Uzi throwing the object as well as photos of the damage to her head. She also shared another video in which she elaborated on the situation, mentioning another fan who was also injured.