AceShowbiz - This is surely unexpected. Lil Uzi Vert, who is getting ready to release his sophomore album "Eternal Atake", shocked many fans on Friday evening, January 11 when he took to Instagram Stories to announce that he would be stepping away from music.
Along with a picture of him donning a red-and-beige socks, the rapper said, "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. ...I wanna wake up in 2013." Uzi also added texts which read, "Thank you love you," and "You are free," on the bottom of the picture.
Fans were quick to take to social media to express their distress that rapper might be deleting the songs off his sophomore album, which he claimed was already finished. "Sooo Lil Uzi is never gonna drop Eternal Atake???" one disappointed fan wrote. "Lil Uzi is quitting and deleting all his music and we're not getting eternal atake...I'm not ok," another expressed his/her frustration.
There are also some who believed that Uzi was just playing a prank on them and would release the album sooner than later. "Hot take: lil uzi vert's story is a prank and he's dropping Eternal Atake tomorrow. Save this," one fan said.
Representatives for his label, Atlanta Records, did not immediately respond to request for comment.
"Eternal Atake" was expected to hit the stores this year. Uzi had been teasing the project throughout 2018, announcing in a Philadelphia concert last month that the album was finished and pending release. "I know y'all wondering when I'ma drop my album. I'm finally done with that joint," he said at the time.
Gaining recognition following the release of his "Luv Is Rage" mixtape, Uzi climbed into the mainstream with the single "Money Longer" which debuted at No. 92 on Billboard's Hot 100. He was given his first No. 1 single on the chart with a feature on Migos' single "Bad and Boujee" in 2016. His debut studio album, "Luv Is Rage 2", which was released in 2017, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard 200 and was certified platinum.