Philadelphia rapper Lil Uzi Vert recently unveiled intriguing details about their spending habits in one of the tracks from their highly anticipated third studio album, The Pink Tape.
In the song titled “Days Come and Go,” Uzi reflects on the substantial amount of money they dedicated to the funeral of their artist, Lotta Cash Desto. Unfortunately, Desto tragically passed away at the tender age of 24 last year.
The lyrics of the track go as follows: “I got too much on my mind, I got too much on my plate/ I spent two hundred thousand on Desto funeral, that’s an estate/ I don’t know why they be mad at me ’cause I’m expressin’ my ways,”
Desto, whose real name was Destinee Govan, met an untimely demise in September 2022 while driving in Houston, Texas, as a result of a fatal shooting. Following the heartbreaking loss, Uzi delivered a poignant speech during their friend’s memorial service.
Uzi began his speech with heartfelt words: “I ain’t gon’ lie this don’t even feel real to me,” they began. “Destinee was always on my hip everywhere I go… I had got in some trouble and they put me away I had to go to a rehab program and all that. “She called me every day… Even if she called to argue with me, she called me every day and that’s what counted.”
After a brief pause, Uzi continued to recount the special bond he shared with Lotta Cash Desto, emphasizing their unwavering loyalty towards each other, despite the relatively short duration of their friendship.
“I don’t even know how I feel,” he added. “I got close over a short span of time. Just her loyalty, like, she showed me a different type of loyalty… She’d never let anyone get up near me. “Anything she could do for me, she would do it. Just feeling something different, especially knowing I’m older than her so she was my little homie.”
Not long after the tragic shooting last year, law enforcement apprehended Christian Isaiah Williams as the primary suspect. Subsequently, in April, another individual, Jeremyah Smith, was arrested and charged with murder in connection to Desto’s untimely death. Smith is believed to have played a role in the fatal shooting of the talented rising artist hailing from Memphis.