Lil Uzi Vert has finally dropped their highly anticipated album Pink Tape, but many fans want to know why Playboi Carti was left off the project.
The rumblings began on Thursday evening when tidal shared the tracklist. While Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, Don Toliver and many others appear on the project, Playboi Cardi is noticeably absent.
The ” Just Wanna Rock,” hitmaker has been teasing a Carti feature since earlier this year, previewing an unreleased track at Rolling Loud California in March. In the song, Uzi highlighted the tensions in their long-standing friendship but said they cherish the rapper. “Shout out to Carti, we don’t talk hardly, but that’s where my heart be,” Uzi raps.
A couple of weeks later, Uzi again hinted at a Carti collab and promised the duo would dominate with their upcoming music. “Me and my luv about 2 take over the world,” Uzi wrote on their Instagram Story in March.
During a Twitch interview with Adin Ross in February, Uzi revealed they have recorded over 40 songs with Playboi Carti for their long-awaited joint album 16*29.
However, when the Pink Tape tracklist surfaced on Thursday evening (June 29,) just hours before the project’s scheduled release, there was not a Carti feature among the 26 songs.
Carti began trending on Twitter with fans up in arms about his absence on the project, with some hoping Uzi would share it as a bonus track. Others suggested Carti was late turning in his verse but would definitely appear on the official tracklist.
Others accepted the news, believing Lil Uzi and Carti were beyond healing the rift. “Yall n##### jus needa realize Carti and Uzi got divorced and move on,” wrote one Twitter user.
Listen to Pink Tape below and check out some of the other reactions at the end of the page.