Lil Uzi Vert has always been vocal about his love of his hero Marilyn Manson and even owns a custom $220,000 chain in the shock rocker's likeness. Dreams do come true and in recent interview Consequence Of Sound, Manson revealed that he is helping Uzi on his first rock album.
“He wants to do a rock album next, and I would love to see that happen because I think that he could make a new thing,” Manson said. “Not some rock/rap type of thing, something special and new that I think needs to be created just to f**k the world up more.”
Manson also clarified that he didn't want to create the now regrettable nu-metal rap/rock of the early 2000's and is guiding Uzi in the direction of more respectable hardcore bands of the late-eighties. “I think that if I had to pick what Lil Uzi Vert should be, if he’s involved in rock, it’s an early Bad Brains or Faith No More, but with a catchier element,” he said. “I think he has punk rock in him. He’s a lil crazy motherf***er. And good. Smart as f**k. He has an attitude like I did, and I like that about him.”
This isn't the first time Manson has spoken about Uzi, telling Zane Lowe that he liked Luv Is Rage 2 more than his debut. “I like his new record way better than the first one,” he said. “The first one, I saw potential in him because he had this attitude that reminded me of me when I was his age. I don’t want to sound aged by saying that, it just sounded like what needed to happen. But it wasn’t fully formed.”
Check out Uzi's $220,000 chain below:
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