Video Review: Lil Uzi Vert “Demon High”

Lil Uzi Vert sits by himself on the bus as his classmates talk. As he gets off the bus, the principal says, “ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to welcome you to Demon High.” A 16-year-old boy tries to take his skateboard. A 15-year-old girl pushes him. He smiles in the bleachers with his classmates. His classmates chase him in the hallway.

A 17-year-old girl draws on his face in class while their classmates punch each other. He carries his lunch in the cafeteria. People throw food at each other. He throws his tray over his head as he walks to a table. The lights flash while a group of 17-year-old girls dance in the gym. Vert sticks out his tongue as he stands on the court. His classmates dance on the bleachers.

In the hallway, he crumbles up a flyer as he walks. He puts on sunglasses as he walks through a balloon arch. Lit in scarlet red, he lights up a cigarette in the bathroom. A 18-year-old young woman makes out with him. Lit in royal blue, he dances in the gym. Two dogs sit in the hallway.

Rating: 4.5/5

Lil Uzi Vert talks to a 17-year-old girl as she paints his nail during class. She says she’s going to cosmetology school once she graduates. Vert says he just wants to make it through the day. Their teacher roars and he sits up straight. The 17-year-old girl says to him that someone from the state must be here.

Vert reads a book about the species of the 17-year-old in the library. Her species were bound by an amulet, which had been lost for years. A 16-year-old girl steals a necklace from an 18-year-old boy. She hisses it’s a family heirloom. Vert closes his book and sits against the shelf. The 16-year-old girl might strike.

Vert mimes playing basketball in gym. A 18-year-old young man had deflated all the balls. A 15-year-old boy shows him how to make a layup. Vert pretends to dribble and dunk. Some of his classmates rush him, the knives in their hands poking out of their fingers. He drops the pretend ball and sits on the floor.

Director: N/A Year: 2021

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit ,Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine . Fevers of the Mind, and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kirstofia anthology.