Rapper Lil Uzi Vert And Singer Gallant Express Their Sadness About GFRIEND’s Contract Expiration
GFRIEND recently announced their heartbreaking decision to leave Source Music after almost a decade together with the company. The news shocked the entire nation, as it came abruptly with no warning. As fans and netizens try to wrap their heads around the given situation, two Hollywood artists are also adjusting to the sad news.
Rapper Lil Uzi Vert is one of the many devastated GFRIEND fans that vocalized his frustration about the girl group’s sudden departure from their agency. He not only took to his Twitter account to tweet out this very simple message, but the rapper also changed his profile picture to one of GFRIEND.
G friend ????????????
— Uzi London ????☄️????® (@LILUZIVERT) May 21, 2021
Lil Uzi Vert was not the only Hollywood artist that was having a hard time with the news. Singer Gallant joined him in the sadness by responding “too abrupt” to the rapper’s tweet.
too abrupt ???? https://t.co/VG2iZgcamc
— gallant (@SoGallant) May 21, 2021
These two artists’ fan-ship for the girl group is nothing new, as many GFRIEND fans have been aware of the singer and rapper’s love for the group. A BUDDY (GFRIEND’s fanclub name) uploaded a video of Lil Uzi Vert expressing his love for the girl group during an Instagram live as a response to all of his confused Twitter fans.
For those who don't know pic.twitter.com/DOw1oqvfMU
— jayeochin is with GFRIEND FOREVER (@jayeochin) May 21, 2021
Everyone knows my favorite K-Pop group is GFRIEND. I don’t care whatever happens, I don’t care if they break-up, I don’t care if they stop making music, I don’t care if you don’t know who GFRIEND is. I don’t care if you think they’re older than what they are, I don’t care if you think they got surgery, I don’t care if you don’t think they’re real people. I don’t care! GFRIEND! K-Pop!
— Lil Uzi Vert
The rapper has also previously expressed his love for the group many times before through various tweets. He complimented the girl group’s dance moves and vocal talents back in 2015….
I Love Gfriend …..Kpop.
++++great dance moves Beautiful Voices .
— Uzi London ????☄️????® (@LILUZIVERT) September 8, 2015
…and he also supported their new releases by tweeting GFRIEND’s photos while tagging the group’s official Twitter account in 2019.
— Uzi London ????☄️????® (@LILUZIVERT) October 29, 2019
Singer Gallant also joined Lil Uzi Vert in their sadness at the group’s sudden news. Gallant also held an Instagram live session and while he did not speak one word, his emotional expression and background song did all the talking for him. The singer played GFRIEND’s “Only 1” in the background while he looked visibly broken.
gallant just went on ig live drinking scotch while Only 1 playing at the background and ended the live right after…HE'S GOING THROUGH IT ???? pic.twitter.com/UkzogXC1xS
— D ???? | ◺◊◿ (@Gfriendology) May 21, 2021
The American singer also previously showed off his public adoration for the girl group, as he had uploaded a photo with GFRIEND from 2016 onto his Instagram story.
Gallant went a step further to prove his love for GFRIEND when he was caught leaving comments on the girl group’s official Instagram account, thanking them for creme brûlée.
The two Hollywood artists’ sorrow comes just a few days after Source Music confirmed that all 6 members of GFRIEND would be leaving the company after they failed to agree on contract renewals. Their current exclusive contract is set to conclude on May 22.
While Source Music never confirmed nor denied the group’s disbandment, members Yuju and Sowon wrote about the group’s alleged “end” in their handwritten farewell letters to their fans.