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Lil Uzi Vert Claims He’s Quitting Music

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 post. “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 might literally have deleted files for his second studio album, “Eternal Awake,” which he’s been teasing for months and had claimed was near completion. Whether the post is real or a publicity stunt remains 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 projects earlier. With the support 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 dark and catchy single “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.”

Before his surprising announcement today, the supposedly imminent “Eternal Atake” album had drawn attention and controversy for featuring cover art based on the Heaven’s Gate cult. Representatives from the cult threatened to take legal action against the rapper for using their artwork without permission.

It is unclear whether Uzi is serious about his retirement from music. Other popular musicians, like Jay-Z and Justin Bieber, have made sudden claims about not making music, only to return soon.

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  1. I make up to $90 an hour working from my home. My story is that I quit working at Walmart to work -online and with a little effort I easily bring in around $40h to $86h… Someone was good to me by -sharing this link with me, so now i am hoping i could help someone else out there by sharing this link…
    Working at Home

  2. For whatever it’s worth, my daughter likes Lil Uzi Vert, but that’s not why I’m commenting. I happen to know from personal experience of being in what people know of as the Heaven’s Gate Cult (the only cult of truth) that the individuals who do legitimately manage the Heaven’s Gate web site are NOT acting on behalf of any instructions DO (doe) gave to go after people who choose to use aspects of their artwork. Legally, since they copyrighted that writings and perhaps the images under the TELAH foundation (which could have been instructions from DO to do, though I highly doubt would have included that artwork, that they won’t prove to me, though I was actually in the group for 8 years longer than they. Thus my comment is to say that those two webmasters are NOT “reps” of what TI and DO and Crew would feel about anything now except for how they as I can represent the materials they left behind. Should someone misuse their information then I would speak out against anyone’s doing so.

  3. This is so frustrating. Lil Uzi Vert is like the founder of the musical style he is associated with (mumble rap x emo rap x trap). He is the greatest of all time, I sure hope this claim is just to generate hype for Eternal Atake. If Lil Uzi Vert is finished with music I am done with life.

  4. G.O.O.D. Been referring to em as Lil Uzi Fert (ilizer). Uzi’s a machine gun, something we need not in music or in people’s hands. He could have been the a ProActive acne rep if he’d stuck around. Wish him the best as he takes his rest.

  5. The main ingredients are molasses and ginger root with just a dash of paprika. Stir in some bresd crumbs and bake at 400° for an hour. Remive from oven anf throw away the whole thing, pan included.

  6. Computers do most definitely make music cause after a while those “noises” they make generate a rythm that then turns into a dope ass beat or melody or whatever else you can think of..period.

  7. Lol, nah bro melody and rhythm are the main components of music. These can be accomplished via traditional instruments and vocals, or via electronic equivalents. Comments like that just betray a narrow minded view of sound and ignorance of the depths of the creative process. Lemme just mention real quick that I’m a blues guitarist before ya jump on me.

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