Fans rapper Lloyd Banks flooded his timeline following what appeared to be a retirement announcement this morning (March 16). However, it seems that the G-Units most lyrical emcee isnt going anywhere.
He squashed the whole situation by posting a clip Ric Flairs infamous speech on the November 26, 2007, episode WWE Raw to where he announced: “I will never retire.”
Just goes to show you what a mess the industry has become, the rapper wrote Twitter. Theyd rather cover everything that happens around the music than the actual music itself.
I hope all these outlets support me when I drop, he concluded.
This article has been updated. The following was posted at 1:30 p.m.
Since the dropping the 2002 mixtape 50 Cent Is the Future, G-Unit rapper Lloyd Banks has established himself as a lyrical force. Now, after a storied career that includes 16 mixtapes and three studio albums, Banks announced he’s hanging it all up.
I fell in love with Hip Hop over 25 years ago … it was that thing I turned to during good times and bad, he tweeted on Thursday (March 15). I just wanna say thank you to the artists that inspired me.
I want to] send my appreciation to everyone that supported me till this day, he continued before adding, I think its time to lay it down.
Fans immediately shared their disappointment and many begged Banks to reconsider.
Hip Hop has seen its share false retirements over the years. Too $hort retired in 1996, only to return in 1999 with the LP Can’t Stay Away. JAY-Z also gave retirement a shot.
Its unclear if Banks will stay away or drop any projects before hanging it up for good.