“Die For A Man” by Bebe Rexha (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
It may seem as if the lead vocalist is being cruel on “Die For A Man”, letting her romantic interest know from the onset that she basically wouldn’t give a damn if he left her. But there is actually a reason she is hardened like this. And that would be due to her past romantic heartbreaks.
Indeed there was a point in time where she was under the impression that she actually “needed a guy” to “help (her) navigate” through this “frightening” ordeal we know as life. Accordingly, when lovers did do her dirty she felt as if she “would die” in the aftermath. But to the contrary, she has actually been able to move on constructively regardless.
So she has come to realize that no, life is in fact very much livable even if she is not involved with anyone in a romantic capacity. So the implication would be that all of those past disappointments, as alluded to earlier, have made her a hard person from an emotional standpoint. Or let’s say, metaphorically speaking, that she has already cried all the tears that her body possesses.
Lil Uzi Vert
Meanwhile Lil Uzi Vert flips the script, rather asserting his resolve to “never die for a woman”. And like his co-star, said disposition is founded on, shall we say a lack of faith in the opposite sex – including, it can be gleaned, his current romantic partner.
So the idea of giving his life for a woman does not appeal to him. Instead, in that regard the rapper’s dedication is focused towards his “gang” and, as to be expected, income generation. So sentimentally, Lil Uzi’s verse is basically founded on the classic money-over-b*t*hes rap music trope.
What “Die For a Man” is all about
So putting all of this together, what we have here is a song about love being presented by two modern people who are experienced in the field. What that latter clause connotes is that, excuse our French, they have already gone through the bulls**t. And as such, they are wise enough to know that making yourself vulnerable from a romantic standpoint is a no-no.
Facts about “Die For a Man”
Warner Bros. Records officially issued this as the fourth single from “Better Mistakes” on 30 April 2021.
It is Bebe Rexha’s first time dropping a track with Lil Uzi Vert, a popular rapper from the streets of Philly. And the songstress herself is from a relatively-nearby locality, that being New York City.
“Better Mistakes” is Bebe’s sophomore album. The entire project went on to be released on the date of 7 May 2021. And it actually features quite a few rappers besides Lil Uzi Vert. For instance, we have Ty Dolla $ign on the track “My Dear Love“, Doja Cat featured on “Baby, I’m Jealous” and Rick Ross making his presence felt on “Amore”.
As originally conceptualized, this track did not feature Lil Uzi Vert. Rather the demo was a collaboration between Bebe Rexha and a 20-ish singer by the name of Charlotte Lawrence.