Is Lil Uzi Vert’s New Tattoo Of An Inverted Crucifix Sacrilegious? + The History Behind It

In a new video, Lil Uzi Vert recently displayed a new tattoo of an inverted crucifix on his tongue. Fans believe the inverted cross is satanic or demonic, however, the upside-down cross has a different historical origin.

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Lil Uzi Vert unveiled a new black inverted crucifix tattoo on his tongue in an April 10 video.


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Lil Uzi, also nicknamed Baby Pluto, got the new tattoo after teasing his project, Pink Tape.  The upcoming project features the song Uzi previewed at Rolling Loud California in March, titled “City Girl.” 

The track contains the line, “I can make a city girl believe in satan,” referring to his girlfriend and City Girls rapper, JT. The couple has also shown their matching tattoos of each other’s names to display their love.

The Historical Origins Of The Upside-Down Cross & Artists Who’ve Sported Demonic Symbols

The “Just Wanna Rock ” rapper’s new tattoo has a different original meaning than its perceived label of being “demonic.”

The upside-down cross originates from Catholic tradition. When they crucified Apostle Peter, he requested to have the cross hung upside down because he did not feel worthy of being crucified in the same manner as Jesus Christ.

Rapper Lil Nas X has been associated with demonic symbols after advertising shoes with a demonic symbol and blood in 2021, while Playboi Carti released a clothing line called “Narcissist” in 2022, which some users on social media believed was geared toward satanic beliefs. 

Blac Chyna Removes Baphomet Tattoo After Leaving OnlyFans

One celebrity that has faced backlash for a demonic symbol tattoo is a reality TV star and entrepreneur Blac Chyna. Recently, she departed from the adult content platform OnlyFans and removed her Baphomet tattoo, which is a deity that is also described as “demonic.”