"I wanna be normal," the rapper writes.
Lil Uzi Vert has announced that he's "done with music" and fans are heartbroken.
The rapper took to his Instagram Stories Friday night and said he plans to leave the music industry to live a "normal" life. Uzi, who was expected to release a new album titled "Eternal Awake" this year, wrote that he had erased the project he had been working on.
"I wanna take the time out to say I thank each and every one of my supporters but I'm done with music," he wrote over a photo of his Gucci socks. "I deleted everything."
"I wanna be normal," he continued. "I wanna wake up in 2013. You are free."
TooFab has reached out to Atlantic Records and Uzi's representatives for comment, but has yet to hear back.
Uzi, whose real name is Symere Woods, has been with Atlantic since 2014. The Philadelphia rapper broke out into the music scene with his "Luv is Rage" mixtape, which included his chart-topping hit "XO Tour Llif3."
Uzi, 24, had been teasing his highly-anticipated sophomore album throughout the last year, so his retirement announcement came as even more of a surprise. As pointed out by Billboard, the MTV Video Music Award winner has deleted all music-related content from his Instagram account.
Dedicated fans of the the hip-hop star were so shaken over the shocking news, the topic was trending on Twitter Saturday morning. Some people wrote that they didn't believe Uzi's words and that this is all a publicity stunt, while others expressed that they were upset and heartbroken over the possibility of no more music.
See how fans are reacting to the news below.
Me when I found out Lil Uzi quit music pic.twitter.com/K8dCB5pBlz— Lvl 100 Wave God (@NFLYoungMan_) January 12, 2019
the man that posted on uzis IG is an imposter i have the real lil uzi vert right here and if he doesn’t drop eternal atake by midnight there will be consequences pic.twitter.com/kwTyKZVUVw— 7 (@1MIKEFROST) January 12, 2019
My mood when I heard the news about lil uzi vert pic.twitter.com/fTF07LkIFm— Tess (@asixnbxddie) January 12, 2019
Yal really pressed like that about lil uzi vert music?— Boogie Bousins (@bansky) January 12, 2019
This is the beginning of a promo cycle lol
the world if lil uzi vert stops making music pic.twitter.com/Zf1CeOotog— tizzey (@YaBoyGoobster) January 12, 2019
“uzi is quitting music” pic.twitter.com/FGmnkzkAh4— chloe ♀ (@playboichloe) January 12, 2019
Lil Uzi Vert says he’s done with music & he wants normal life again— UltraInstinct (@shanuddin8888) January 12, 2019
The devil: pic.twitter.com/2m80mdsCLT
whenever I hear a lil uzi vert song from now on pic.twitter.com/eQHBYbswEE— uzi please (@sasaluenoka) January 12, 2019
WHHAAATTTT IS GOING ON!?!? UZI PLEASE NO! I LOVE YOU pic.twitter.com/26F6g6jtd5— J 🍥 (@TheSoulofJ) January 12, 2019
Lil Uzi Vert: I'm done with music & I want a normal life again. I quit.— ɴₑ𝓌 ʏᵉᵃʳ ɴₑ𝓌 ᴍₑ🎉🎉🎉 (@OhsoLosoo) January 12, 2019
I can’t believe uzi really just deleted all of eternal atake just like that.. pic.twitter.com/MS4CTJ8w4T— big thing (@fatheramina) January 12, 2019
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