Lil Uzi Vert Says He’s Quitting Music

  • Lil Uzi Vert Says He’s Quitting Music

Lil Uzi Vert Says He’s Quitting Music

Taking to Instagram Stories on Friday (Jan. 11), Uzi thanked his fans for their support before making the surprise announcement. "I deleted everything", Lil Uzi said on Instagram. "I deleted everything. I wanna be normal.I wanna wake up in 2013". Lil Uzi Vert's been preparing for the album's release throughout 2018.

He added, "You are free".

Speaking at a show in Philadelphia, he told the crowd: 'I know y'all wondering when I'ma drop my album.

Uzi also revealed he was "trying to figure out" how to get out of his record deal on the recent song "Shells" with Shabazz PBG.

Lil Uzi first came to prominence in 2015 with his mixtape Luv Is Rage, followed by Lil Uzi Vert vs The World and The Perfect LUV Tape.

In August 2017, Uzi released his debut album Luv Is Rage 2, which opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and spawned the 6x platinum hit "XO TOUR Llif3". The track peaked at No. 7 and made Uzi a big name in the rap community, along with his feature on the chart-topping Migos single "Bad and Boujee".

Lil Uzi also got a solo Grammy nod previous year for Best New Artist, losing out to Alessia Cara.

It is unclear whether Uzi is serious about his retirement from music. The rapper announced his departure from the rap game earlier today.