- Oct 25, 2017
Noname is one of the most exciting rappers in the world right now, but over the last few days she’s taken to Twitter to vent her frustrations with fans and the music industry.
On November 20th, the Chicago artist posted and then deleted details about a new album, Factory Baby, as well as dropping a bomb: Noname may quit music following the album’s release.
“To be honest with you, my heart isn’t fully in it anymore,” Noname wrote. “The relationship between ‘artist’ and ‘fan’ is really fucking unhealthy. Yall like what y’all like and hate what y’all hate. And I don’t wanna be on either side. I’m just tryna read and organize. After factory baby it’s (peace sign emoji).”
Although the original post was later deleted, Noname has continued to tweet, and her words have reinforced the impression of an artist searching her soul.
On November 28th, Noname tweeted a picture of a woman in clown makeup. The caption read, “me consistently creating content that is primarily consumed by a white audience who would rather shit on me than challenge their liberalism because some how liking Lizzos music absolves them of racist tendencies.”
A series of now deleted tweets :The next day, Noname clarified her thinking in a series of posts. In one, she wrote about how other artists have more diverse crowds than she does, using Megan Thee Stallion, DaBabay, and Smino as examples. In another, she said, “whats funny is most black artist are just as uncomfortable performing for majority white crowds but would never publicly say that out of fear and allegiance to” money.
whats funny is most black artist are just as uncomfortable performing for majority white crowds but would never publicly say that out of fear and allegiance to Which isnt a bad thing necessarily cause niggas gotta eat but yall wouldnt be up and arms if I quit workn @ McDonalds
That’s real. Unfortunately I’m not going to keep performing for predominantly white crowds. I have 2 shows on the books then after that I’m chilling on making music. If y’all don’t wanna leave the crib I feel it. I don’t want to dance on a stage for white people.
I dont have much to add but i thought this was interesting as many era posters have pointed out that rap shows tend to have a largely white audience.
Hopefully she doesnt really quit but i understand.
In a series of Twitter posts, Noname said she may quit music, suggesting that she is tired of performing for mostly white audiences.