Earlier this week, Florida upstart SpaceGhostPurrp shocked fans when he announced his intentions to retire from “this shady ass rap game.” Now, in a recent interview with Complex, Purrp clarifies his desire to leave the Hip Hop game.
SpaceGhostPurrp explained that he isn’t totally sold on the idea of retiring, saying that if his fans want him to continue emceeing, he will. However, if he does decide to hang up the mic prematurely, Purrp says that he will continue to focus on strictly producing music. He added that he feels he’s been under appreciated as an artist and he isn’t built to deal with the typical life of a rapper.
“The thing about that…all I’m going to say is it’s up to the people,” he said. “I can make music for me all I want. At the end of the day, though, it’s for the people. If the people want me to come back, then I’ll come back. If the people don’t appreciate me—as an artist, period, just as a person putting out music, not even as a person trying to be better than nobody else; just regular old Marquise—then I’ll stop rapping. But it’s up to them, man…I been saying that I’m not feeling this rap scene, though, so I’m just gonna make beats from now on.”
He continued, “What I’ve been seeing lately, I haven’t been feeling the appreciation. I feel like…I don’t see myself as a rapper. I’m not a rapper, I’m not a person who’s gonna sit here and battle-rap rappers, or when people get on TV and disrespect me. Where I’m from in Florida, we don’t do that. You never seen Trick Daddy battling somebody else. Never did you see real, big-time gangster rappers from Florida doing that. We don’t roll like that down here. I’m not even saying I’m a gangster; I’m Marquis Rolle, that’s who I am. I’m not fit to be that type of person, so before the world look at me as some posing-ass rapper who just sits on the Internet all day, and they feel I don’t mean anything I say…I mean everything I say, and I know I’m the most realest person to myself I could ever be. So before a person could even assume that [I’m not real], I don’t want no part of the rap shit, man. That’s just not in my blood.”