Lil Uzi Vert Announces He's Quitting Music: 'I Wanna Be Normal'

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Uzi was expected to drop his sophomore album, Eternal Atake, this year, after sharing with fans at a December concert that he had finally completed the record. Is Uzi really announcing his full retirement from music? "I deleted everything. I wanna be normal ..." In an Instagram story the rapper posted on Friday, Lil Uzi said he wants a normal life and is quitting the music industry.

Lil Uzi - real name Symere Woods - added messages reading "You are free" and "Thank you love you".

The Philadelphia rapper signed to Atlantic in 2014, having self-released two projects earlier.

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.

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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.

His 2017 debut album Luv is Rage 2 charted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and the catchy single "XO Tour Llif3", immediately connected with fans. However, the future of the album is now up in the air, given Uzi's recent announcement.

Fans are unsure if this is a publicity stunt. 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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