Chicago rapper Noname's debut album Room 25 was hailed by publications like The A.V. Club, Pitchfork and NME.
That type of critical acclaim likely led to the 28-year old having overwhelming white audiences at her shows, which bothered her so much she is now quitting.
Noname used Twitter to explain why a sea of Caucasians has pushed her out of the rap game.
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 pic.twitter.com/AiyMEqZ5nK— Noname (@noname) November 28, 2019
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— Noname (@noname) November 29, 2019
I feel like the black demographic that likes your music isn’t really the concert going type (speaking from my own perspective) and that’s why you see white folks at your shows so much more. We ought to do better tho— Slush Puppy (@sonofskepta) November 29, 2019
That’s real. Unfortunately I’m not going to keep performing for predominantly white crowds. I have 2 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.— Noname (@noname) November 29, 2019
pic.twitter.com/1ieSAD3ZNW— Noname (@noname) November 29, 2019
whats funny is most black artist are just as uncomfortable performing for majority white crowds but would never publicly say that out of fear and allegiance to 💰 Which isnt a bad thing necessarily cause niggas gotta eat but yall wouldnt be up and arms if I quit workn @ McDonalds— Noname (@noname) November 30, 2019
when I go to work, thousands of white people scream the word nigga at me. and no I’m not changing my art so it is what it is. catch me @nonamebooks ✌🏾— Noname (@noname) November 30, 2019
👍🏾— Noname (@noname) November 29, 2019
Does Noname have a point?