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Lloyd Banks Isn't Retiring From Rap After All

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Lloyd Banks performs at Birthday Bash ATL The Heavyweights of HIP HOP Live in Concert at Philips Arena on June 18, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Reports of Lloyd Banks' so-called-retirement spread rapidly Friday (March 16), with many fans sharing their appreciation for the rapper on social media.

But Banks doesn’t plan on leaving the game. The rap veteran took to Instagram to clear up the speculation, using Ric Flair’s infamous “retirement” announcement to clarify that he isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

 

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He then went on Twitter to share his thoughts: “Just goes to show you what a mess the industry has become,” he said of the quick reactions. “They’ll rather cover everything that happens around the music. Than the actual music itself. I hope all these outlets support me when I drop.”

Since the release of H.F.M. 2 (The Hunger for More 2) in 2010, the rapper has dropped several mixtapes, namely his All Or Nothing and Halloween Havoc series.

Hip-hop has always had an interesting take on retirement. JAY-Z released The Black Album in 2003, which was meant to be his last album. Lupe Fiasco also promised the same thing in 2012 with the release of Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1. More recently, Childish Gambino announced his upcoming album would be the last album under the moniker.

This article originally appeared on VIBE.


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