Earlier this month, Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco announced plans to retire from music after a Twitter altercation with fellow Chicago rapper Chief Keef. Now Lupe has decided to clarify his comments.
In an interview with Music Feeds TV, Lupe said he plans to retire from the rap game after he finishes the 3 remaining albums on his contract.
His album Food & Liquor 2: The Greatest Rap Album Part 1 is set to drop next week, HipHopDX reports.
Then he's "contractually obligated" to do another record (titled Skulls) if the label picks it up," he explained.
He says once he completes Skulls (parts 1 and 2) and part 2 of Food & Liquor he's "basically kind of done." He "won't make commercial music" after these projects are finished, but he still plans to make music. There's SNDCLSH, a "DJ based electro kind of thing," and Japanese Cartoon, Lupe's punk band.
"I don't even know if Lupe Fiasco is gonna exist after Skulls. I might do a name change or something like that," he told MusicFeedsTV. "If I feel like making a rap album, then I'll make it."
Earlier this month, Lupe got into a Twitter war with rapper Chief Keef. It all started late last month when Lupe said Chief Keef's music "scared" him and sent the wrong message to Chicago's youth, MTV News reports.
"The murder rate in Chicago is skyrocketing and you see who's doing it and perpetrating it. They all look like Chief Keef," Lupe said.
About a week later, Chief Keef said on Twitter that he was gonna "smack" Lupe, calling him a little "b*tch."
Lupe attempted to resolve the situation with peace and love, but the 17-year old rapper was having none of it. Frustrated and angered by his inability to get through to Chief Keef, Lupe later announced that after the release of Food & Liquor 2, he would be retiring from Hip-Hop music.
"My heart is broken and I see no comfort further along this path, only more pain. I cannot participate any longer in this...," Lupe tweeted on September 6.
He explained that literature was his "first love," and that he planned to return to that.