Rapper Lil Uzi Vert showed off his brand new tattoo on Easter Sunday. The latest tattoo is an upside down cross, on his tongue.
An inverted cross is sometimes used to represent satanism, such as in the Satanic Temple’s ceremony unveiling the Baphomet statue.
In popular culture, such as in music and movies, the upside down cross can mean anti-Christian and Satanist sentiments specifically or rebellion against social and political power in general. In Hollywood films like Rosemary’s Baby and The Conjuring, upside down crosses are associated with demonic activity and overall evilness to viscerally creep the audience out.
But it doesn’t always mean satanism. For example, the Apostle Peter was crucified during Nero’s reign on an upside down cross. In this sense, the inverted cross symbolizes humility in faith because Peter would not be crucified in the same manner that the Savior, Jesus Christ, was crucified.
Uzi has long been rumored to be a practicing Satanist, but the rapper has repeatedly denied those rumors publicly.
Last month, Uzi rapped the lyrics “I make a City Girl believe in Satan” lyrics in front o fa sold out crowd, suggesting that he convinced his then-girlfriend JT of The City Girls to believe in Satan.
Shortly after the incident, it was confirmed that Uzi and JT separated.