Rod Wave assures fan he's fine after emotional new song: 'Sorry for da scare'

The rapper is clearing the air after releasing 'Nirvana'
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After scaring fans with his new track “Nirvana,” Rod Wave is setting the record straight. Uncharacteristically taking to IG Live, Rod wanted to make sure his intentions with his latest release were clear, saying people were “twisting” the meaning behind it, suggesting the song was a “suicide letter.”

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“Y’all know, bro, I don’t go live,” Rod said. “I don’t do no attention s***, bro. I don’t. I recorded a f***ing song and, um, it was about suicide or whatever. But why the f*** would people take that s*** and just say that that was my suicide letter? Like, that’s not how that works,” he continued, clearly perturbed. “That’s not how suicide letters work. You don’t go to a studio and record suicide letters, bro.”

As Rod went on to explain in the vid, "real fans” of his, and “people that listen to my music and f*** with me,” are more familiar with the themes of his music, and thus should have known. And that “all the blogs and s*** posting... just like cooking up s*** saying, 'Rod posting a suicide letter,' that's not true, bro.”

From the fans perspective, whether they’re “real” or not, Rod released the track featuring lyrics alluding to ending his own life and battling depression.

"If you're hearing this it's too late / I've been writin' this since Tuesday, today Friday that mean tomorrow's doomsday / Tried to fight the pain but it ate me alive / Sad to say I lost a battle against my mind / You should be happy for me homie, no more sufferin' / We all got a day I guess we'll see each other then / I hope that heaven's real and one day we can reunite / And don't be crying for me I lived a wonderful life.”

Then he deleted both his Twitter and Instagram accounts, which is ultimately what led fans to fear the worst.

After also shooting down speculation that the song was a strange attempt at grabbing attention saying. “F*** n****s hating, talking 'bout I'm looking for attention… I don't need new attention. Did you not see my tour? Did you not see my album sales? I don't need no extra attention.” He went on to reveal, “I had already deleted my Insta and my Twitter and all that s** because of the extra attention. I don't need no extra attention from nobody, I'm good.”

Rod used social to send a message to fans saying “sorry for da scare,” and that if anything “Nirvana” is a “definitely a suicide prevention song."

If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression or anxiety, know that someone is always there. Additionally, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-273-8255.

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