Just as we, at Justrandomthings, were getting giddy about all the new music dropping and thinking 2019 is going to be an awesome year for music, we hear something tragic from the rap community. Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Kehlani, Sam Smith, Calvin Harris, Lauren Jauregui, Lana Del Rey and Billie Eilish were a few artists who kicked off the new year with new music. Very rarely do we hear about retirements of artists from music, considering all the perks of it. However, looks like Lil Uzi Vert may have experienced the worst of it.
In an Instagram story yesterday (12/01/2019), Lil Uzi Vert posted a picture and a note. The picture consisted of Uzi’s feet covered, knee-high, in Christmas-themed socks. The note read;
“I wanna take the time out to say I thank each and every one of my supports but I’m done with music I deleted everything I wanna be normal,” he wrote. “I wanna wake up in 2013. You are free.”
Lil Uzi Vert/Instagram
The Pennsylvania-born Symere Woods skyrocketed to fame with his second EP ‘Luv Is Rage 2.’ The album reached #1 on Billboard 200 chart for weeks and the single “XO TOUR Llif3” reached #1 on Billboard Hot 100 chart. The 24-year-old was preparing to release his second studio album ‘Eternal Atake’ early this year.
Lil Uzi Vert thanked his fans for the continuous support given to him since his 2015 debut ‘Luv Is Rage.’ The reasons he states for his retirement decision is because he wants to be “normal” again. He says he wants to go back to 2013 when he was just Symere Woods. His first posts on SoundCloud appear in January 2014. Which means, he wants to not being an artist altogether. What really kicked off his sudden decision would likely die with Vert himself.
If this is for real or a publicity stunt for the upcoming album release is yet to be solved. However, it feels quite real when Uzi Vert says he has deleted all his music. Would he take the music off of streaming sites? No confirmation yet.
What do you think? Is this a publicity stunt? Is this a temporary break? Is this permanent? Drop a comment below.