Lil Uzi Vert finally released their long-awaited third studio album, The Pink Tape, this week, and there’s one track on it that hears the Philly rapper unveil some previously unknown information.
On “Days Come and Go,” Uzi talks about the money they spent on the funeral for their artist Lotta Cash Desto, who tragically passed away at the age of 24 last year.
“I got too much on my mind, I got too much on my plate/ I spent two hundred thousand on Desto funeral, that’s an estate/ I don’t know why they be mad at me ’cause I’m expressin’ my ways,” Uzi raps.
Listen to the full song below:
Desto (real name Destinee Govan) was shot and killed while driving in Houston in September 2022. Following her death, Uzi delivered a heartfelt speech at their friend’s service.
“I ain’t gon’ lie this don’t even feel real to me,” they began. “Destinee was always on my hip everywhere I go… I had got in some trouble and they put me away I had to go to a rehab program and all that.
“She called me every day… Even if she called to argue with me, she called me every day and that’s what counted.”
After a pause, they opened up about how they and Lotta Cash Desto became very close in a short span of time and remembered their undying loyalty to one another.
“I don’t even know how I feel,” they added. “I got close over a short span of time. Just her loyalty, like, she showed me a different type of loyalty… She’d never let anyone get up near me.
“Anything she could do for me, she would do it. Just feeling something different, especially knowing I’m older than her so she was my little homie.”
Shortly after the shooting last year, Christian Isaiah Williams was arrested for the crime. In April, a second suspect was arrested in connection with Desto’s killing — Jeremyah Smith was then charged with murder for the fatal shooting of the rising Memphis-bred.