Consistently listed as one of her generation’s most highly regarded female rappers, Tierra Whack is no stranger to earning nods from the genre’s enthusiasts, major critics (see: XXL Freshman Class), and even peers like GRAMMY-winning stars Alicia Keys and Cardi B.
Despite the critical acclaim and mounting buzz, however, the 25-year-old took to social media this week to make clear she’s done with the music industry – an announcement that sent shock waves through her growing fan base.
Via a now-deleted Instagram post (seen above), Whack suggested she was hanging up her mic just four years after releasing her debut single.
The announcement, unveiled Tuesday (June 29), was met with swift disapproval from her followers.
Ultimately removing the IG story after the swarm of fan comments, Whack took to Twitter to say:
As of time reported, Whack – as calls increase for her long-awaited sophomore album – has not addressed the response nor confirmed if she will officially move forward with the retirement.