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Roddy Ricch deactivates social media after backlash over new song

Roddy Rich has deactivated his Instagram and Twitter accounts after receiving negative comments from fans.

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Ricch shared a snippet of a new track called “Out My Mind” on Saturday, Feb. 5, and it wasn’t long before fans were leaving comments criticizing the Compton rapper’s new sound and direction.

One fan said on Instagram: “We need 2019 Roddy back cus wtf is this?” Another listener who didn’t care for the track but was disappointed wrote, “It’s not even that bad but I know Roddy can do much better.”

On the now-deleted track, Rich rapped: “I’ve been low, I’ve been high / I’ve been out of my body / Out of my mind / When you take my soul, take your time“.

The listener criticism clearly didn’t sit well with Roddy, who hours later shared via his Instagram Story, “Guess I’m a flop now. Crazy shit,” before posting a peace sign and deactivate both of his social media accounts.

Credit: Instagram / Roddy Ricch

Roddy Ricch's Twitter
Credit: Twitter / Roddy Ricch

Some fans, however, came to Ricch’s defense. “I honestly don’t blame Roddy Ricch for leaving Twitter and Instagram,” one person shared. “He started a solid project that took years to make and with every move he made people were telling him his project was average or crap.”

While it’s unclear if he’ll be sharing any new outtakes on social media in the near future, the Grammy-winning rapper teased in December that he was busy making the third installment in his series of mixtapes. “Feed Tha Streets” and that he would drop it this year.

Earlier this month, Meek Mill took to social media to repeatedly claim that Atlantic Records kicked him out of Ricch’s management while he was in prison. Mill shared that he introduced the label to the Ricch, before sharing: ‘Roddy my youngster is still… But that label split us up instantly when the millions came from him…’ He later made claims against the Atlantic , before adding: “Me and Roddy well now it’s not about him at all.

Last year, Ricch announced he would donate his pay for playing Travis Scott’s Astroworld to the victims of the festival’s tragic crowd crush. Ricch performed a 30-minute set at the festival on November 5, shortly before 10 people died – and hundreds more were injured – in a ‘massive’ stampede during Scott’s headliner .

In a four-star review of Ricch’s 2021 LP, “Live Life Fast,” NME stated that the “instrumentation and overall production” of the rapper’s second album was “light years ahead of that of his debut ‘Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial'”.