Lil Uzi Vert Defends Jack Harlow Amid White Privilege Claim

Lil Uzi Vert refuses to hear any discussion about white privilege playing a part in Jack Harlow's success, adding his friend is "very good."

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TMZ caught up with Lil Uzi Vert Sunday to get his thoughts on whether there’s any truth to the belief that white privilege has played a part in his friend Jack Harlow’s success. 

Uzi was first asked if Harlow was deserving of criticism and he flat-out rejected the notion, reassuring the interviewer that the Louisville native is “very good.” When the conversation switched over white privilege, he responded, per HNHH, “Nah, he doesn’t have white privilege...he’s signed to Black people.” 

Harlow is signed to Generation Now label, which was founded by DJ Drama and Don Cannon. HNHH notes the two weren’t initially on good terms with Uzi posting a photo of Harlow on social media and putting the clown emoji over his face. They have since settled their differences. 

Harlow was coming off the Billboard Hot 100 success of “First Class” when he released his second studio album Come Home The Kids Miss You earlier this month. Come Homefinished third in its opening week with an impressive 113,000 equivalent album units moved, making it his highest-charting album of his short-lived career. Harlow was bested by Bad Bunny’s latest album Un Verano Sin Ti

David Banner recently claimed white rappers have benefited from white privilege, saying, “White people in the world are propped up on everything.”

When asked if Harlow was among those in that group, he responded, “Of course. White people’s whiteness is a benefit to them anywhere in the world. If white people run the structure, [whiteness] is going to benefit.”

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