Noname threatens to retire
Noname went on a tirade on social media starting on Thanksgiving evening. The talented yet overlooked young lyricist explained that she feels somewhat betrayed by a black audience that does not show up for her shows. Noname believes there is a shortage of black support and lashed out at herself for making music for a predominantly white audience. She posted a photo of a woman in clown makeup along with the caption, "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."
Noname didn't stop there. She continued on to suggest that hardships in black communities can't be used as an excuse for her lack of a black audience. "Y’all really pushing the idea that black people can’t come to my shows because of black death and financial restraint ??? As if Dababy, Megan and Smino shows ain’t black as hell? Say you don’t like my shit and move around lol," she tweeted. One fan stated that possibly Noname doesn't attract the type of black fans that like to leave their home, to which she responded (in a now-deleted tweet), "That's real." Still, she wasn't flinching on her stance. "Unfortunately, I'm not going to keep performing for predominately white crowds. I have two 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."