Lil Uzi Vert has long been a fan of Paramore. Back in 2017, they famously mentioned the lead singer, Hayley Williams, as a huge influence. "She's like the best," Uzi said in an interview. "It's hard to top that. She's like the best, just of my generation... There's nobody bro." The rapper also famously uploaded a video of themself jamming alone to a Paramore song in the car. Apparently, they almost collaborated with the band. However, Hayley Williams reportedly turned down the chance to work together after Lil Uzi reached out. In March 2020, during an interview with Apple Music, Hayley Williams explained why she declined an opportunity to collaborate Uzi.
Williams revealed that Uzi had asked her to work on some music together, but she turned them down. "I remember, too, Uzi asking me to do some stuff with [them]," she said. "I know that fans are going to be so pissed at me for saying this, but I literally wrote [them] back on Instagram and I was like, 'Buddy, I love you so much, but I don't want to be that famous.'" Despite the initial rejection, Lil Uzi Vert remained hopeful. During last summer's BET Awards, they spoke with Complex, stating that their dream collaboration was still with Hayley Williams from Paramore. They emphasized that in their view, there was no one better than Hayley Williams.
Lil Uzi's Dream Finally Comes True
Lil Uzi's dream finally came true. During Paramore's second performance at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night, they added another exciting twist to their hit song, "Misery Business." Lil Uzi Vert made a surprise appearance, and together they delivered a fresh rendition of the track. Before they sang together, Hayley Williams had some kind words for the rapper. She gave them a big hug before delivering a message of love and support.
"[We've been] talking for a minute, but this is the first time we've met in person. I love you," Williams told Lil Uzi. "You've said too many nice things about me. You are so sweet to me and to Paramore, so can we do this bridge again together? And then we're gonna melt their faces off. Alright? New York City, are you ready? Here we go!" With that, the pair performed the final half of the song excitedly as the crowd cheered them on. What do you think of the video? Sound off in the comments below! Be sure to stay tuned to HNHH for all the latest Lil Uzi Vert updates.
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