Lil Uzi Vert says he is quitting music for good

Lil Uzi Vert IG

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In an Instagram story the rapper posted on Friday, Lil Uzi said he wants a normal life and is quitting the music industry.

"I wanna take the time out to say I think each and every one of my [supporters] but I'm done with music I deleted everything I wanna be normal", he wrote.

The wait for Eternal Atake is real, but given Uzi's track record, it's still unclear if the project will see the light of day this year. "I wanna wake up in 2013".

He added, "Thank you love you" and "You are free".

In 2014, the Philadelphia rapper signed to Atlantic Records, having previously self-released two earlier projects.

Rapper Lil Uzi Vert is reportedly done with music.

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.

While we don't know why Lil Uzi Vert is stepping away, we wish him the best in his journey.

His first studio album Luv Is Rage 2 was released in 2017, and spawned the hit single XO Tour Llif3, which peaked at number 7 on the Billboard charts. As most pop fans recall, superstar musicians Jay-Z, Justin Bieber and others have also made sudden claims about retiring from the game only to come out with new material soon thereafter.