Tank is fed up with the lack of support from his fans, and recently went off on a rant about being tired of putting out “real” music that doesn’t get the recognition he feels it deserves.
The singer took to Instagram to express his feelings in a lengthy post, where he said fans will never get a real R&B album from him ever again.
If I look tired it’s because I am. I’m deeply saddened and disappoint that “Stronger” will not get a video or the continued promotion it deserves! I’d love to blame @atlanticrecords but that would be a lie! It’s tough for record companies to continue to fund music that people don’t support! I pride myself on giving you real musicianship, real singing, real lyrical content and being true to the music that inspired my very existence. The problem is there aren’t many people left that want to hear it or buy it and if there are they won’t stand up and be noticed! Who am I doing this for? Who am I maintaining this so called integrity for? Not many as u can tell by my first wk sales..lol. The artist that don’t give a fuck sale the most and do the most! Should that be my new route? Maybe I should have been born white then all of my music would go straight to mainstream and pop radio instead of urban ac.. A format that continues to kill the true R&B artist! (Not mad at white artist just to be clear!) What I do know is that i will not continue to be faithful to something or someone that is not being faithful to me. I love you but I have a family. I have a mom and dad just like you. I have goals and dreams just like you. I refuse to work hard for nothing. I look better, sing better, produce better, write better, and perform better than dam near everybody and this is the thanks I get?.. Again I’m not angry I’m just tired.. Please enjoy my last real R&B album “Stronger” cause you’ll never get another one! #letterfromaking
Fans thought Tank was hinting at the possibility of retirement, but he’d follow up a day later, shooting down the notion. “QUIT MUSIC?….LMAO. TO ALL THE SUPPORTERS AND THOSE WHO SENT ME ENCOURAGEMENT BECAUSE YOU FELT LIKE I WAS LEAVING I LOVE YOU,” he wrote. “I KNOW WHAT I WAS BORN TO DO! SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA SWITCH SH*T UP AND THAT’S WHAT IM SPEAKING ON!”
His sixth album Stronger dropped in August and has sold just 22,772 copies to date. Apparently his label Atlantic has decided to move on, halting any further support for the project.