Rod Wave Addresses Worried Fans After ‘Nirvana’ Song Sparks Suicide Speculation
Rod Wave puts all his emotion on his records, and his fans love him for it. However, there’s a new song where some feel he’s writing a suicide letter, and fans are concerned.
Over the weekend, the SoulFly singer took to his Instagram to preview a new song titled “Nirvana” and the lyrics caught fans off guard with how personal he got on the record.
“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,” Rod Wave sang on the track.
Fans were concerned and ran to social media, asking what was happening. Rod Wave caught wind of the commotion and had to do damage control on his Instagram before people thought he would take his own life. He first posted a story explaining the song was a suicide prevention song and that he was actually happy working on his next album.
“Sorry for da scare …. im super good …Happy asf working on my new album….. love y’all fasho doe dat was definitely a suicide prevntion song,” Rod wrote in the story.
Rod Wave then took to his Instagram Live to go deeper into the song’s explanation. According to Rod, people don’t understand how suicide letters work.
“Y’all know, bro, I don’t go live,” Rod said. “I don’t do no attention shit, bro. I don’t. I recorded a fucking song and, um, it was about suicide or whatever. But why the fuck would people take that shit and just say that that was my suicide letter? Like, that’s not how that works. That’s not how suicide letters work. You don’t go to a studio and record suicide letters, bro.”
He continued, “Bitch, who the fuck needs attention? You forgot who the fuck I was? I don’t need no attention. Did you not see my tour? Did you not see my album sales? I don’t need no extra attention. I had already deleted my Insta and my Twitter and all that shit because of attention.”
In its first week, Rod Wave’s third studio album SoulFly debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 130,000 album-equivalent units. The album became Rod Wave’s first to top the Billboard 200, and the deluxe edition came with nine new songs.