Lil Uzi in Wonderland: Watch the Spike Jonze-directed video for Lil Uzi Vert’s “You Was Right”
If this is wonderland, that makes Lil Uzi Vert the mad hatter. The latest visual from the Philly hip-hop celebrity sees him holding court at a tripped-out garden party: guests flash unnerving cat eyes, blobs of amorphous goo seep from person to person and a rabbit scampers across the scene, all to the tune of “You Was Right” from this year’s Lil Uzi Versus The World project. The man behind it all, meanwhile, looks like he’s having the time of his life — which is how he tends to look at any given point, anyway. Dude has one of the most infectiously amped personas in hip-hop.
In addition to Lil Uzi Versus the World, he also dropped the more romantically-inclined project The Perfect Luv Tape this year. Lil Uzi’s performances at The Roots Picnic, The Fillmore Philadelphia and Made In America were all intensely buzzed about.
Bonus points for the video: it was directed by Spike Jonze. Old heads might know him as the guy who did the “Sabotage” video for The Beastie Boys, new heads might know him as the guy who did Watch the Throne’s “Otis” video, cinematic heads might know him as the director of Being John Malkovich (or maybe the inspiration for a character in Lost in Translation). In any case, it’s great to see him still on top of his game, and working with people who have so much game of their own.