Rapper Lil Uzi Vert posted an Instagram story on Friday evening saying that he has quit making music.
“I wanna take the time out to say I thank each and every one of my supports, but I’m done with music,” he wrote on the publish. “I deleted everything. I wanna be normal… I wanna wake up in 2013.”
Fans immediately took to social media to register their distress that the rapper may very well have deleted data for his second studio album, “Eternal Awake,” which he’s been teasing for months and had claimed was near completion. Whether the publish is precise or a publicity stunt stays to be seen. Representatives for his label, Atlantic Records, could not immediately be reached for comment.
The Philadelphia rapper signed to Atlantic in 2014, having self-released two initiatives earlier. With the help of Atlantic, Uzi rose to fame with his “Luv is Rage” mixtape and subsequent “Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World” and “The Perfect Luv Tape” releases.
His 2017 debut album “Luv Is Rage 2” charted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and gave the world the darkish and catchy single “XO Tour Llif3.” The monitor peaked at No. 7 and made Uzi an enormous title throughout the rap group, alongside with his attribute on the chart-topping Migos single “Bad and Boujee.”
Before his surprising announcement as we converse, the supposedly imminent “Eternal Atake” album had drawn consideration and controversy for that features cowl art work primarily based totally on the Heaven’s Gate cult. Representatives from the cult threatened to take approved movement in the direction of the rapper for using their artwork work with out permission.
It is unclear whether or not or not Uzi is extreme about his retirement from music. Other modern musicians, like Jay-Z and Justin Bieber, have made sudden claims about not making music, solely to return rapidly.