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Lil Uzi Vert lets fans decide cover art for new album Eternal Atake

Published: 3/Mar/2020 17:59 Updated: 4/Mar/2020 13:00

by Jacob Hale

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Popular rapper Lil Uzi Vert has taken to his fans to decide on the cover art for highly anticipated upcoming album, Eternal Atake, almost two years since he first started teasing the album.

Uzi’s second studio album since 2017’s Luv is Rage 2 has been a huge topic for hip-hop fans in recent years, with a lot of controversy surrounding Uzi, the album, and his label allegedly withholding its release.

Now, though, it appears the project is finally coming, with a March 13 release date the expectation among fans after he teased a two-week wait on February 28 while on Instagram Live.

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The wait for Eternal Atake has been a long one for fans.

Late on March 2, Uzi said he was going to let his fans pick the cover art, with three potential options that he released intermittently over the next day.

Finally, on March 3, he tweeted a poll simply asking for fans to pick which of the three pieces of art they prefer, with each one wildly different from one another and offering completely separate visual aesthetics to accompany the new music.

Following a multitude of tweets with fans talking about what to expect from his new album, Uzi said “Album Cover for Eternal Atake… You Pick… Go Now,” following up with an image of each potential cover.

The first features multi-layered diamonds and jewels in a bright yellow/orange hue, a fairly psychedelic image that you might expect from an Uzi album.

The second is a little more plain, with three people staring at Earth from a planet in outer space, while the third is simply a crowd holding up signs about Uzi and his new alias, Baby Pluto.

After the poll had ended, options two and three were split 62% to 32%, after which Uzi conducted another poll to decide which will be the album cover and which will be on the tracklist side. Option two was eventually picked as the winner, with option three occupying the reverse side of the physical album.

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PewDiePie hits out at “unfunny” simp comments on Marzia’s Instagram

Published: 30/Nov/2020 21:14

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg criticized viewers who flood his wife Marzia’s Instagram account every time he makes a comment on it to support her. The Swede hit out at the “simp” meme becoming overused.

With over 108 millions subscribers to his channel in 2020, PewDiePie is not only one of the platform’s biggest creators, but undoubtedly one of the most popular entertainers in the world.

The YouTuber has also become an icon when it comes to internet humor. In November, the star called out viewers overusing the popular “simp” meme every time he supports his wife Marzia, and explained why he’s tired of reading it.

Screenshot of YouTuber PewDiePie reacting to Instagram comments.
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The Swedish YouTuber reacted to Instagram comments calling him a simp.

PewDiePie hits out at “simp” comments flooding Marzia’s Instagram

While the modern use of “simp” goes back as far as the 1980s, the term has exploded in popularity in 2020, becoming one of the year’s biggest memes. However, during his November 27 upload, PewDiePie explained why it’s starting to become too much on Instagram.

“Instagram is even worse. I commented on Marzia’s post, and I swear to God every single comment… She painted the kitchen and I said “you did so good” because I know she worked hard on it. And it’s just “simp, simp, simp king” every single comment. It is so unfunny. Jesus Christ, dude!” the YouTuber exclaimed.

The star then went on to mock the way memes become tired quickly due to users jumping on the bandwagon and spamming it relentlessly online in comments. “Maybe if everyone says a joke, it becomes funnier,” he said sarcastically.

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Hilariously, the star had a follow-up to the situation on November 30 when one fan pointed out that they actually had made a nice comment on Marzia’s Instagram post. “Me understanding that he just wants to be a good husband,” they wrote days prior. PewDiePie then apologized to the viewer. “I’m sorry tg_man 12. I did you dirty, I did you dirty,” he laughed.

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While the content creator has made several videos on the simp meme, he has been critical of how its been used in the past and mocked users for their broad use of it. Now it appears the joke is starting to overstay its welcome with how often it’s being repeated.

The 31-year-old has had an incredible year so far, making a successful move to streaming after signing a major deal with YouTube in May to broadcast live exclusively on their platform. The entertainer also surpassed over 108 million subscribers in November, making him the most followed individual on the platform.