Rod Wave says he's not comfortable performing and plans to retire from music soon.
One of Rod Wave's fan-favorited songs, "Cold December", was finally released this week, but oddly enough, a whole two weeks after this actual month of December. To no surprise, many of the Florida-based artist's fans have been joking throughout social media about the odd timing of the release, but it turns out that Rod may have been pushed to drop the now popular song from his label as he's trying to complete the terms of his deal with Alamo Records.
The 22-year-old pain-stricken crooner recently took to instagram Live to speak directly to his supporters, explaining why "Cold December" came out the month after the titled month, also hinting at his retirement, which he says is coming soon.
According to Rod, he released the song to honor the terms of his contractual obligations, stating, "I was in a $15 milliong deal contract that i was trying to close on and they was like, 'They need that song'. That's the only reason why i dropped that sh*t". he said. " But I wasn't never gon' drop that sh*t if you want to be technical."
Rod goes on to reveal that he's thinking about retiring from music, saying, "I'm only here for a little longer and when I say that i mean as in Rod Wave. I'm only here for a lil' minute, man. I done gave y'all straight dope, straight crack. Ain't nobody's f*cking with me with that pen. This sh*t not really me, man. I'm not no people person, I'm not no center of attention ass n***a, I hate attetnion, man. I can't get on the internet without seeing my face or name. [...] It's kind of like you sold your soul, bro, 'cause you say that's not you but for $300K it'll be me."
It's definitely sounding like Rod Wave is anything but content with the newfound fame and spot light of the industry. We just pray that Rod can find his own peace, first within himself, and then go on to figure out a way to find peace within his gift-to-fans after he breaks free from the shackles of the record labels.