Tierra Whack is leaving the rap game behind.
The Philadelphia rapper shocked fans by seemingly announcing that’s she quitting music. Whack shared the news in an Instagram Story posted Tuesday before deleting it shortly after.
“I quit. I’m done doing music,” she wrote.
Around the same time, she also shared a cryptic message on Twitter. “I ain’t finna ruin nobody else day just cause I’m having a bad one!” she tweeted.
Tierra Whack says she’s quitting music. pic.twitter.com/D6CT48WaIZ
— Rap Alert (@rapalert3) June 29, 2021
I ain’t finna ruin nobody else day just cause I’m having a bad one!
— Tierra Whack (@TierraWhack) June 30, 2021
It’s unclear what prompted her decision or if she still intends to quit, but Tierra recently spoke out about the importance of mental health and taking a break on social media.
“Sometimes, you get consumed by everything that’s going on. Sometimes, you just gotta shut everything down and go into your world and your mind,” she told Billboard. “That’s when I’m really like it’s crunch time and I’m working. I’m in the studio, 12 to 12 everyday for two weeks straight. I’m not on my phone. I turn my FaceTime feature off. I’m just in it. There’s so many things that I’ve been through and that I’m going through, I want to put it in the music. I want to give people the real me—the best me.”
The announcement comes as a surprise as Tierra’s star continues to rise. She released her critically-acclaimed debut Whack World in 2018 and collaborated with artists including Beyoncé and Alicia Keys. Additionally, she starred in an Apple commercial and teamed up with LEGO on her most recent video for “Link.”
As recently as April, she planned to release more music. “I have so much to offer in terms of styles and genres,” she added. “I never know what I’m going to put out myself. I surprise myself all the time. I think my fans are pretty much prepared for anything. They’re willing to expect the unexpected. That was just the whole outline for me and my career.”