Chika Announces She's Retiring Because of the 'Mental Toll' of the Music Industry

Just after being receiving her first nomination a Grammy, Chika says she’s decided to step away from music because of the "mental toll" of the music industry.

In a message posted on her Twitter Sunday, which was titled "It’s really cool watching the world not give a fuck and paint you as a villian," Chika said she can no longer deal with people cheering for the decline of her mental health.

"Today, i shared that I was thinking of retiring because the mental toll being in the industry has taken on me is not something you bounce back from easily," she writes. "I’ve told my team, i’ve told my therapist, i’ve told friends and acquaintances. today i told twitter. what followed was a hoard of psychotic fans rejoicing in the decline of my mental health, harassing me as if I spoke to them first."

Chika had initially announced her retirement Saturday on Twitter.

She then went on Instagram Live to where she criticized people for their harsh reaction to her announcement. "I came on here and said I was retiring because that’s where I’m at — physically, mentally and emotionally," she said. "And you stupid bitches flooded my comments immediately, not know what the fuck I’m going through," she said, per Uproxx. "You want me to give a good god damn about you and your stupid ass fifth grade stan friends?"

Hopefully this isn't the end of Chika's music career — but every artist deserves time to rest and regroup. What do you think of the news? Let us know in the comments.