Lil Wayne fans have been left heartbroken after the rapper hinted that he’s hanging up his mic.
The music star – who has had a rough year, suffering seizures and rowing with his label – tweeted that he was “defenceless and mentally defeated”, and fans have taken it to mean he is retiring.
I AM NOW DEFENSELESS AND mentally DEFEATED & I leave gracefully and thankful I luh my fanz but I'm dun— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) September 3, 2016
ain't lookin for sympathy, just serenity— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) September 3, 2016
Wayne later posted again, reassuring fans he is just fine.
I'm good y'all don't trip— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) September 3, 2016
But people are still worried that we’ve seen the last of him.
There has been an outpouring of grief, with fans discussing Wayne’s talent and what he meant to music.
Lil Wayne really broke my heart man 😭— ™️ (@_xTaylorrrr) September 4, 2016
Lil Wayne oh no not retiring please— Fabian (@Donfabiano4) September 4, 2016
lil wayne will always be one of the biggest most talented and influential rappers of our generation. thank you @LilTunechi— yuli • over :( (@hes94jenner) September 3, 2016
Lil Wayne is the most lyrically talented rapper. If you don't believe so then you 😴💤— Will (@CaowardlyDog) September 4, 2016
Damn Kobe retired now Lil Wayne!? We lost two legends— CP3 (@codeycp3) September 4, 2016
Just took in we lost a legend , farewell Lil Wayne— The Great G (@mrdrizzyjunior) September 4, 2016
Prayers for Lil Wayne 🙏🏽❤️ #BP— Brianna Perry (@BRiANNAtheYRB) September 4, 2016
And some fans are clearly feeling a bit miffed that the rapper is deserting them.
I'm actually angry :/
What does Lil Wayne think he's doing? :/
He can't retire without dropping Carter V :/— Zion (@ImisiO_) September 3, 2016
Dear Lil Wayne, remember on Mr Carter , released in 2008 you said "2 words you'll NEVER hear, WAYNE QUIT." So?? https://t.co/J9VWT0biwZ— OG Worldstar (@OG_WorldStar) September 4, 2016