CHIKA is not retiring from music and has as a substitute determined to take a break from social media.
The 24-year-old star – who was in competition for Finest New Artist on the 2021 Grammys – had introduced final week that she was to step again from her music profession because of the influence it was having on her psychological well being.
In a press release, she advised followers on the time that “the psychological toll being within the business has taken on me will not be one thing you bounce again from simply.”
The poet and songwriter – who signed to Warner Information in 2019, after garnering consideration on social media – went on to situation a prolonged assertion hitting out at those that had been “rejoicing within the decline of her psychological well being” following her information.
She wrote: “At present I advised Twitter [about retiring].
“What adopted was a hoard of psychotic followers rejoicing within the decline of my psychological well being, harassing me as if I spoke to them first. It’s not f****** cool, it’s not “trolling” or “stan tradition”, you’re pushing folks to a degree of no return. (sic)”
CHIKA suffered from suicidal ideas, however since her announcement and an “intense week”, which she noticed her face trolls, she has realised “this web s*** is not price it”.
In a collection of tweets, she introduced: “I’m alive. I’m okay.
“Thanks to everybody who has reached out to verify in. It’s been a really intense week.
“I’m not retiring. After what I’ve endured previously few days, I’m not ever permitting something to cease me or virtually take me from this ghetto a** earth … I might be stepping again from social media in the meanwhile, whether or not meaning silence or simply having another person publish for me.
“I’m too priceless to be tampered with. And it took virtually not being right here to understand this web s*** isn’t price it.”
CHIKA additionally thanked Cardi B for contacting her and for “exhibiting such kindness” when she wanted it most.
She added: “Thanks, @iamcardib for reaching out & exhibiting such kindness to me in a time I don’t even suppose you knew was as critical because it was. You’ve at all times proven like to me & don’t suppose I might take that without any consideration.”