Lil Yachty Discusses Disappointing Album Sales
“I understand first week numbers didn’t do what most people expected but that’s only because they don’t understand me. They don’t understand us.”
Last week, Lil Yachty dropped his debut studio album, Teenage Emotions. Although fans were ecstatic that it had finally arrived, album sales proved otherwise. Teenage Emotions debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart after selling only 46,000 total units.
On Monday, via Instagram, Yachty penned an emotional letter thanking his true fans for their support, and explained that many people didn’t buy his album because they don’t understand him.
Lil Boat wrote, “Message to all my fans. I just want to thank you for giving me your all. Supporting me and backing me up when I’m not around but am always in spirit. I didn’t make this 21 project for the old reviews and bloggers. I made it for real Lil yachty fans who have been dying for new music from me… that’s why I put so many songs.. that’s why it’s mostly just me. Because it’s from me to you.”
“I understand first week numbers didn’t do what most people expected but that’s only because they don’t understand me. They don’t understand us. I don’t expect anybody to. I make it for those who listen. I feel like my brand is so big and blew up so big, it blew up bigger than my actual music. Which isn’t the worst situation it could be worse all I have to is make it to where my brand hype and music hype equal out.”
Yachty went on to explain that he is already working on new music, and will be embarking on another tour soon.
Read the entire letter below.