Is Lil Uzi Vert Arabic Subtitles For "XO Tour Llif3" Black Magic Or Just A Mistake?
Uzi also gets a co-sign from Marilyn Manson in the video.
Lil Uzi Vert of the Luv Is Rage 2 debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 this week and to celebrate, he released the official music video for his big hit, "XO Tour Llif3," Monday (4 September). The visual has already amassed over 4 million views on YouTube.
Some social media users have been questioning the meaning of the Arabic subtitles that appear in the video, claiming that it is not written back with the intention of symbolizing the black magic. The Arabic is usually written from right to left.
Ummmmm Arabic in xo tour life is inverted, which is what is used for black magic. lil uzi vert is too obsessed w the devil yikes
— 🥀fuck spice🥀 (@monerliser) September 4, 2017
When U realize Lil Uzi Vert's new music video has backwards Arabic subtitles, which basically symbolizes the black magic in Islam LOL
— Kinnan Salamah (@kinnan_salamah) September 5, 2017
I asked a friend about the Arabic at the bottom of Lil Uzi Vert "XO Tour Life" video. pic.twitter.com/rqiNF66Qir
— Justin L. Hunte (@TheCompanyMan) September 4, 2017
While some observers speculated it was simply a mistake made by the creators of the video, the possibility that the script is more sinister that the people advancing the theories about Lil Uzi partnership with the devil.
According to HipHopDX, the Chief designer of Product Nina Zidani, who speaks Arabic, it is likely that an error in the video editor of the final.
"The edition of the software often cannot read the Arabic letters as they do in English," Zidani said. "My guess is that he got the translation from someone, and then the editor left in the software as normal text, but the software could not analyze with accuracy and no one cared enough to double check. It is only written wrong. There is No black magic."
Directed by frequent Kanye West collaborator Virgil Abloh, the visual serves as the third video, the Philly rapper has been released for the single. Following the ini