Hip hop artist Lil Uzi Vert and his girlfriend, JT, one-half of the City Girls duo, were caught in a heated altercation on Sunday night during the 2023 BET Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Witnesses seated nearby reported that the argument erupted due to Lil Uzi Vert's alleged flirting with fellow rapper Ice Spice.
The dispute escalated as JT, 30, was captured on video striking Lil Uzi Vert with her phone while hurling the term "groupie" at him. Undeterred by the initial blow, she swiftly grabbed her mobile device and delivered another forceful hit to the rapper.
Proximity Ignites Jealousy: Ice Spice & Lil Uzi
It's worth noting that Ice Spice, 23, and Lil Uzi Vert, 27, performed at the awards ceremony earlier, and they happened to be seated beside each other. This proximity and Lil Uzi Vert's onstage compliments about Ice Spice's performance may have inadvertently sparked jealousy or suspicion.
Amidst the altercation, Lil Uzi Vert can be heard protesting his innocence, claiming he hadn't done anything wrong. However, JT was leaving, and Lil Uzi Vert trailed behind her as they exited the venue together. Speculation suggests that the altercation was also influenced by Lil Uzi Vert debuting a new song referencing Ice Spice.
While there is no concrete evidence supporting claims of Lil Uzi Vert's flirtation, he did mention Ice Spice's name during his live performance of the track. In the lyrics, he raps about his "nice wife" and describes her appearance, noting her Afro hairstyle resembling Ice Spices.
JT and Lil Uzi Vert have experienced multiple breakups since they first began dating in 2019. Despite their relationship's ups and downs, the couple appeared to be in good spirits before the incident, with Lil Uzi Vert seemingly attempting to lift JT's mood.
Unfortunately, their evening took a sharp turn for the worse as the argument unfolded, leaving questions about the future of their relationship unanswered.