Rapper Lil Uzi Vert posted an Instagram story on Friday night saying that he has give up making music.
“I wanna take the outing to say I thank each certainly one of my helps, however I’m carried out with music,” he wrote on the publish. “I deleted all the pieces. I wanna be regular… I wanna get up in 2013.”
Followers instantly took to social media to register their misery that the rapper would possibly actually have deleted recordsdata for his second studio album, “Everlasting Awake,” which he’s been teasing for months and had claimed was close to completion. Whether or not the publish is actual or a publicity stunt stays to be seen. Representatives for his label, Atlantic Information, couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.
The Philadelphia rapper signed to Atlantic in 2014, having self-released two tasks earlier. With the assist of Atlantic, Uzi rose to fame with his “Luv is Rage” mixtape and subsequent “Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World” and “The Good 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 observe peaked at No. 7 and made Uzi an enormous identify within the rap neighborhood, alongside with his function on the chart-topping Migos single “Unhealthy and Boujee.”
Earlier than his stunning announcement immediately, the supposedly imminent “Everlasting Atake” album had drawn consideration and controversy for that includes cowl artwork based mostly on the Heaven’s Gate cult. Representatives from the cult threatened to take authorized motion in opposition to the rapper for utilizing their paintings with out permission.
It’s unclear whether or not Uzi is critical about his retirement from music. Different standard musicians, like Jay-Z and Justin Bieber, have made sudden claims about not making music, solely to return quickly.