Rod Wave says he’s completed with making music and is prepared to return to the streets as a result of (a few of) y’all don’t admire him sufficient.
The 20-year-old St. Petersburg, Florida native has been making waves in hip-hop over the previous 12 months.
More lately, his “Heart On Ice” single from his PTSD mixtape has taken his profession to even higher heights, and even landed him a characteristic from Chicago rapper Lil Durk on the tune’s remix.
However, it appears as if the pressures of fame are getting to Rod Wave, and he’s prepared to give all of it up to return to what he’s used to … the streets.
Before deleting his Twitter Sunday (Dec. 8), the rapper/singer tweeted: “Ain’t feeling this rap sh*t I gotta get back to da block [peace sign emoji]”
He additionally stated in a earlier tweet: “Opened up to the world gave em my pain they took it and made fun,” probably alluding to jokes folks have made on social media concerning his weight and the unhappy stuff he talks about in his music.
Around Thanksgiving, a meme went viral after somebody posted on Facebook: “Rod Wave gone drop his plate and go make a pain song about it.”
Using the melody from “Heart on Ice,” the jokes from different Facebook customers began flying.
“Plate done broke so many times iiiiiii, done spilled the yams and greeeens,” one consumer wrote.
Added one other: “Momma say it’s my fault it’s my fault I dropped the pan of Mac & Chhheeeeesseeeeee.”
Some followers on Twitter identified that “bullying” drove Rod away from music.
y’all completed made so many fats jokes now rod wave don’t wanna rap no extra pic.twitter.com/AeS3JUADli
— ? ???? (@SwaggyDud2x) December 9, 2019
Y’all actually bullied rod wave till he deactivated his Twitter? I hate y’all a lot it don’t make no sense.
— lotto. (@Cravingshay) December 9, 2019
Quite a lot of y’all joking about this however that’s actually fucked up. I really feel unhealthy for RodWave bc he actually opened up to the world about his ache and it was made enjoyable of?? #COMEBACKRODWAVE pic.twitter.com/T2ePMjxwXr
— Timmy?? (@iimonaeQ) December 9, 2019
Bruhhhh I come again to this!!!!!
Y’all higher repair ittttt? Not RodWave pic.twitter.com/NxzDMTMmym
— škÿ frøm FÄMÜ (@skygoat_) December 9, 2019
Y’all Got my Boy @rodwave fucked up !!
— Mochaa ? (@_ForeverDanaa) December 9, 2019
WDF YALL DID TO ROD WAVE pic.twitter.com/QSKYsxthke
— jordontrulandeaterrr (@breadwiinnerjay) December 9, 2019
Rod wave deactivated his Twitter too. I hate y’all ???
— Miya.C? (@C6Miya) December 9, 2019
Rod Wave acknowledged in an interview that he began singing when he was within the fifth grade.
He stated his dad and mom separated whereas he was in elementary faculty, and though he primarily lived along with his mom, he nonetheless remained shut to his father, who was a road hustler and his function mannequin.
Rod’s life modified drastically, nonetheless, after his dad obtained locked up for six years. His uncle would quickly step in to tackle the function of a father determine, nonetheless, he too, ended up getting despatched behind bars a 12 months later.
With no male figures in his life for steering, Rod took to the streets and began promoting medication, breaking into automobiles, robbing homes and extra.
He spent years going out and in of juvenile facilities after getting arrested a number of instances with expenses starting from armed theft to carrying a hid weapon.
According to a profile from XXL journal, after Rod’s dad was launched from jail in 2016, he bought him a microphone, and Rod instantly began to flip his life round.
With that, together with a pc his brother discovered and gave to him, he began making music for enjoyable, not pondering it will ever go wherever.
However, his producer on the time, with Rod’s blessing, launched the extremely private tracks he recorded about ache and battle, which was met with optimistic evaluations from his native viewers.
In December 2016, he exploded onto the rap scene along with his breakout single “Heartbreak Hotel.”
After constructing a buzz in Florida by way of phrase of mouth and performing reveals, Rod landed on the radar of Alamo Records, who signed him in 2018. And the remaining, as they are saying, is historical past.
Just final month, Rod launched his debut studio album, Ghetto Gospel, which was govt produced by Kevin Gates. His first single from the undertaking is a tune referred to as “Dark Clouds.”
It’s unclear whether or not Rod was simply venting on Twitter or if he’s actually severe about retiring from music so early in his profession, nonetheless, time will inform.
It would undoubtedly be unhappy to see somebody with a lot promise quitting one thing they love over a couple of adverse feedback on social media, nonetheless, as we’ve seen with Summer Walker, everyone ain’t constructed for fame.
For what it’s value, Rod continues to be energetic on Instagram, the place he has 1M followers, who’re commenting underneath his newest image asking if he’s actually quitting rap and providing help.
“Yo u quit rap ??” requested one fan. “Keep ya head up brudda,” one other fan stated.
“Don’t quit music,” added one other.