After Lupe Fiasco released “N.E.R.D.,” using the beat for J. Cole’s “Everybody Dies,” on Monday (Dec. 12), his hot takes on the music industry (sample lines: “Artists gettin’ robbed for their publishing/ By dirty Jewish execs that think his alms from the covenant”) were apparently perceived as “hate speech,” causing SoundCloud to remove the freestyle. Today (Dec. 13), the Chicago rapper went on Twitter and said he would stop releasing music.
“Sooooo @SoundCloud took the NERD freestyle down because of “Hate Speech”??? I’m done,” he tweeted. “Getting beat up for telling the truth is not how I plan on spending the rest of life. I get the hint God. Yo Lupe fans it’s been fun and I hope you’ve had fun. I’m officially not releasing anymore music. Albums cancelled.”
This isn’t the first time Fiasco has bid adieu to his career. Earlier this year, he said that he would roll out three albums — Drogas, Skulls and Roy — by the end of 2016, with Roy as his last album.
He has released a slew of tracks, though, including “Made in the U.S.A.” and “Killers”.