How Did Lil Uzi Vert and JT Of City Girls Meet? JT Shares Heartfelt Message For Lil Uzi Vert On Their Birthday

JT showed tons of love for Lil Uzi Vert on Instagram, Sunday, in honor of their birthday.

JT published a heartfelt message for her boyfriend, Lil Uzi Vert, in celebration of their birthday on Sunday. The City Girls rapper admitted that she was crying while writing the caption for the post. 

“I love you Uzi,” she wrote. “I’m crying making this post because you are literally a dream come true! I feel like with everything I [have] been through in life you are one of my greatest rewards! I wake up every day to either your frown or smile.”

JT, Lil Uzi Vert
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JT continued: “Nobody but you, can stop you!!!! Keep going… You are an inspiration to many, I hope you never forget who you are. I can go some more but ima save the rest for tonight!!! City Girls, we are down today… I love you crazyyyyyyyyyy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIL UZI. HAPPY BIRTHDAY.”

As for the post itself, JT shared a video montage of clips of Uzi and herself together throughout their relationship. The pair began dating back in 2019.

JT also recently came out to support Uzi changing their preferred pronouns to “they/them,” which Uzi revealed on their verified Instagram account.

Uzi’s latest EP, Red & White, was released last month with production from Maaly Raw, Sonny Digital, Mustard, and more. Uzi had promoted the project with the singles “I Know,” “Flex Up,” “Space Cadet,” and “Hittin My Shoulder.”

Check out JT’s post on Instagram below.

How did Lil Uzi Vert and JT meet?

The exact circumstances of how they met are still unknown, but it seems safe to say that their ties to the music industry played a part in it.

Lil Uzi Vert, 26, was the first to find fame with 2016’s “Money Longer” while JT, 28, emerged two years later when The City Girls appeared on Drake’s “In My Feelings.”

After achieving fame, both rappers were linked to other people. Lil Uzi Vert dated fashion designer Brittany Byrd, and JT allegedly went out with Lil Yachty. But by 2019, they were both single.

Lil Uzi Vert and JT
(L-R) Lil Uzi Vert and JT | Mike Coppola/FilmMagic; Prince Williams/WireImage

When did the dating rumors begin?

Gossip websites started reporting in late 2019 that Lil Uzi Vert and JT had allegedly started dating. One insider told Media Take Out: “Uzi and JT are the new ‘it’ couple. Mark my words, they’re going to be huge.” But the report was never confirmed.

However, both were later heard name-dropping one another in different songs. On “Lo Mein” from his album Eternal Atake (March 2020), Lil Uzi rapped about vacationing with JT while she described him as the standard for a man on “Winnin” from City Girls’ album City on Lock (June 2020).

The possibility of a romance between them came as a big shock, especially because they had never been publicly seen out together nor had they given any indication that they were into each other. But when pressed on the rumors in an appearance on The Breakfast Club, JT denied the rumors.

“It’s not like that,” she said. “It’s like, the Internet blows up everything.”

Still, romance rumors persisted

Despite JT’s denial, rumors continued after she posted messages on Twitter in October 2020 that some speculated were subtweets about Lil Uzi Vert.

“I rather drink glass then to ever f*ck with that fuck boy again,” she wrote, prompting comments that Lil Uzi Vert had mistreated her. “I was so real he thought I was regular & he was the cute one,” she added. “Leave me TF alone.”

According to HotNewHipHop, Lil Uzi Vert followed up by posting a photo with JT to his social media, leading some fans to ridicule JT for seemingly going back to him.

She replied saying it was an “old” picture, but many of her followers rejected that. Her friend, rapper Saucy Santana, even seemed to expose her when he tweeted, “Oh I meant to tell y’all…. JT over there drinking glass. But, imma mind my business.”

Unfortunately, the back-and-forth has only continued since then. Just earlier in February, Lil Uzi Vert and JT got into it on Twitter when he wrote, “I only love myself,” to which she replied, “Same here, F*ck [N-word].”

Days later, however, he changed course, tweeting, “You really gonna leave me like that 💔.” He also seemed to confirm they had been together in a follow-up tweet that said, “It’s okay just know I still love you.”