JT and Yung Miami appeared on The Breakfast Club on Thursday (October 26) to promote their new album RAW, where the former spoke about her bust-up with Uzi at the awards show in June. She blamed it on the “Just Wanna Rock” hitmaker allowing their friend Bari to sit in her seat, but Bari said it actually had to do with Ice Spice sitting next to Uzi.
Shortly afterward, Uzi spoke out on Instagram Stories. “This time I won’t let anybody stop my journey to happiness or being one of the greatest musicians,” they began. “My last album will definitely help you remember who is the one [heart emoji] thank you again. The most attention I could get is by dropping music … I understand y’all don’t believe me but it starts with me 2 show you that I’m actually serious.”
They continued: “I’m very stressed out and done with so many voices controlling my life it’s like I never lived for me. I would give up all the money and perks that this comes with 2 live a perfectly normal life I’m okay with it … Why not stop now [?] Because business doesn’t work like that I have one more album 2 turn in, after that I finally can genuinely smile. I’ve been getting judged from day 1. I never respond 2 negativity.”
“I have a talent but I also have a heart and have been holding in a lot … I’m not as close to my family as I should be. My relationship isn’t in the best shape. I JUST WANNA BREATHE. Please don’t get me wrong I have a lot of supporters that love me and love what I do I’ve also changed many lives and every single one of y’all changed my life. I can never repay my fans for the blessing that you gave me. I’ve been distant from everyone lately even if they are standing right next to me.”
It doesn’t look like things are completely done, however, as Uzi wrapped up their thoughts with a photo kissing JT that said: “Thank you for sticking by me knowing I’m a weirdo at heart.”
Lil Uzi Vert thanks JT for sticking by him ❤️ pic.twitter.com/JgYk0Ykvpr
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) October 27, 2023
In her interview, JT explained that the dispute began when Uzi, who she affectionally described as “a frantic kid,” came to her after performing and told her that they wanted to leave, despite the fact that the show had just started.
“I had on this big-ass dress, so I’m thinking he leaving and about to send somebody back to come and get me,” she explained at the 57-minute mark in the video below. “But when I get up, he down there chilling with Bari — his friend that be brought.
“You should have made sure I had that seat. It was never about another artist. It’s about you made sure that Bari was in his seat. He was chilling there like, ‘Yeah, bitch. I’m sitting right here.’ He was supposed to get up!”
She continued: “You were supposed to check him as soon as I got down there like, ‘Get up and let my girl sit down.’ He acting like he drunk and delirious and he don’t know what’s going on. So I’ma turn up in this bitch! ‘Cause he know how I am and how I can get.
“I feel like both of them as men, you should’ve got up quick, you should’ve thought fast. All of that extra sitting down like, ‘I’m at the awards.’ You ain’t no rapper, you should’ve got up.”
After the interview aired, A$AP Bari — a fashion designer/influencer and co-founder of the A$AP Rocky-led A$AP Mob collective — took to his Instagram Stories to hit back at JT, accusing her of “lying” about what happened.
“He ain’t want you [sitting] there dusty bitch. Stop lying,” he wrote. “She was really mad about ice spice not me. She called him a groupie cause he was sitting next to her. Bitch sold 6k talking about me.”
In follow-up posts, he added: “I’m always the bad guy huh. I got respect for all [women]. You can’t never make me look like I’m some lame.”
JT seemingly caught wind of Bari’s comments and fired back on X, writing: “Hoe ass n-ggas be so jealous of bitches! If I can turn nothing into something, What make you think I can’t turn something into some more?!”