American rapper and singer Lil Uzi Vert recently hung out with several K-Pop idols, but many netizens did not react positively.
For many years, it has been a well-known fact that Lil Uzi Vert is a huge fan of the K-Pop group GFRIEND. They have confessed their love several times, even expressing disappointment when they disbanded.
I Love Gfriend …..Kpop.
++++great dance moves Beautiful Voices .
— Uzi London 🌎☄️💕® (@LILUZIVERT) September 8, 2015
Because of this, many were excited for the artist to perform at the One Universe Festival 2023 in Seoul, with GFRIEND and now VIVIZ members there supporting them.
the way gfriend members welcomed lil uzi back after performing. they're so cute pic.twitter.com/2GwXw2bzLS
— elmo εїз 📚 | VIVIZ VERSUS 2/11 (@galaxythumbb) October 9, 2023
Not only was Lil Uzi Vert a successful fan, snapping several photos with their favorite group…
— mary (@leanadelic) October 8, 2023
…they also hung out with Somi and had BTS’s RM and V attend their afterparty.
UZI AND SOMI IM CRYINGGG pic.twitter.com/rc3BngRuSd
— 𝐓𝐑𝐀𝐗 ™ (@traxminaj) October 8, 2023
— BTS Trend Songs⁷ (@BTSTrendSongs) October 8, 2023
While fans usually love seeing their faves meet with Western celebrities, especially those who are into K-Pop, many did not want them around the idols, citing charges Lil Uzi Vert faced in the past.
In 2021, the artist’s ex-girlfriend Brittany Byrd filed a police report after an altercation with them.
According to the report, while she was dining with rapper SAINt JHN at a restaurant in Hollywood, Lil Uzi Vert attempted to fight the other musician. When Brittany Bryd approached them, Lil Uzi Vert reportedly punched her and pointed a gun at her stomach.
It was alleged that Byrd was pregnant at the time of the assault.
In February 2022, Lil Uzi Vert was sentenced to three years probation, a year of mental health and substance abuse treatment, and 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling after pleading no contest to one count of felony assault with a firearm and one count of misdemeanor injury.
Because of this, many netizens were shocked that so many expressed excitement over Lil Uzi Vert meeting with their artists, no matter how cute it was.
watching kpop stans call uzi cute after they literally got 3 years of probation for beating up their pregnant gf is actually making me sick to my stomach eeeeee
— amaya (@pantielined) October 9, 2023
uzi is so sinister to me… like the way everyone just keeps forgetting he’s an abuser just bc he so cute shit is scaring me https://t.co/dkx9ebIBgs
— mani 🧸 kwans first love (@therealmrsboo) October 8, 2023
are we forgetting that this mf have beaten up a pregnant woman and also held a gun at her stomach? https://t.co/6MRm9zA3Uc
— ٌ (@baepinker) October 9, 2023