Lil Uzi Vert has finally released his highly anticipated album Pink Tape, but many fans are questioning why Playboi Carti is not featured on the project.
The speculation began on Thursday evening when Tidal shared the tracklist. While Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, Don Toliver, and many others are featured on the project, Playboi Carti is noticeably absent.
The “Just Wanna Rock” hitmaker has been teasing a collaboration with Carti since earlier this year, even previewing an unreleased track at Rolling Loud California in March. In the song, Uzi acknowledged the tensions in their friendship but expressed his love for the rapper. “Shout out to Carti, we don’t talk hardly, but that’s where my heart be,” Uzi raps.
A couple of weeks later, Uzi once again hinted at a Carti collab and promised that they would dominate with their upcoming music. “Me and my love about to take over the world,” Uzi wrote on his Instagram Story in March.
During a Twitch interview with Adin Ross in February, Uzi revealed that he has recorded over 40 songs with Playboi Carti for their long-awaited joint album 16*29.
However, when the Pink Tape tracklist was revealed on Thursday evening (June 29), just hours before the album’s scheduled release, there was no sign of a Carti feature among the 26 songs.
Carti quickly became a trending topic on Twitter, with fans expressing their disappointment and confusion regarding his absence on the album. Some fans speculated that Uzi might release a bonus track featuring Carti, while others believed that Carti may have been late in submitting his verse but will still appear on the official tracklist.
On the other hand, some fans accepted the news and believed that Lil Uzi and Carti’s friendship was beyond repair. “Y’all just need to realize Carti and Uzi got divorced and move on,” wrote one Twitter user.
Listen to Pink Tape below and check out some of the other reactions at the end of the page.