Lupe Fiasco may be outspoken about what he believes in, but he’s also one to shy away from the spotlight.
Apparently, the Chicago rapper has had it with Twitter for the time being, revealing to his followers (over 720,000) that he’s quitting the social networking website as of Wednesday (July 13).
“i’m quitting twitter. it was fun while it lasted,” wrote Lupe (@LupeFiasco). “thanks for the support on #lasers and i will see you all on the road soon… don’t forget… Love Always Shines Everytime Remember 2 Smile…”
He didn’t give a reason for his departure.
From there, Lupe turned over his account to singer-songwriter Nikki Jean, who was featured on his single “Hip-Hop Saved My Life.” She immediately began promoting her album and changed out the background to her album art.
“Big thank you to @LupeFiasco for supporting my record. He won’t be gone for too long.. Promise ;-)” she wrote, leaving the door open to his return.
Lupe isn’t the first artist to leave Twitter, some of which were fed up with their words and/or thoughts being taken too seriously or out of context. Kid Cudi previously left in December 2009, only to return just over a year later.
Most recently, Shady Records signee Yelawolf said he was leaving Twitter — handing it over to his management — after a blogger taunted him, following the leak of an unfinished track.