Dead Friends

Album: The World Is Yours (2018)


  • "Dead Friends" is a diss track in which Rich the Kid fires shots at Lil Uzi Vert. The pair fell out in January 2018, after Uzi told the Atlanta rapper he wouldn't sign to his label, Rich Forever Music, as he was only offering him $20,000. Rich addresses Vert's rejection on the second verse when he boasts about his $2,5 million deal with Interscope.

    Yeah, yeah, quarter mil on my car, yeah
    Drippin' in Chanel, that's a bar, yeah
    Come to Rich Forever, be a star, yeah
  • The song title is a reference to the chorus from Lil Uzi Vert's hit "XO Tour Llif3":

    She said, "Baby, I am not afraid to die."
    Push me to the edge
    All my friends are dead
  • Rich The Kid discussed the recording of the song with Beats 1's Zane Lowe. When Uzi's name was brought up, he responded: "It's funny because I made this record months before all that, and so whatever darkness comes to light. So listen to the song, you know what's going on. I'm just waiting to see if [Uzi's] going to reply back. You know [Uzi] can't write better than me though."
  • You a middleman (what)
    You a little man (little, huh).

    In late February 2018 Lil Uzi Vert tagged Rich as a crab on Instagram and claimed the Atlanta rapper wants to look like him. Here Rich responds to the jab by insulting Uzi's reported 5'4" height.


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