“XO Tour Llif3” is about Lil Uzi’s relationship issues with ex-girlfriend, Brittany Byrd, and substance abuse. It’s delivered over bassy and upbeat production but addresses topics like suicide and betrayal. Ultimately, it’s a narrative mixed with strong emotional dialogue, outlining a big fight between him and his girlfriend.
LUV premiered the track in London while opening for The Weeknd’s Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 world tour, following the songs leak. The title pays homage to The Weeknd’s label XO, in light of the performance.
A remastered version of the track was released late March across all major streaming platforms. It featured clearer vocals, some completely different lyrics and different renditions of the chorus. Fans immediately spotted differences between the two versions and took to twitter to voice their opinions, most were overwhelmingly negative. This version was shortly replaced with the original SoundCloud version after producer, TM88 heard his fans outcry loud and clear.