Lil Yachty finally dropped his long anticipated album "Teenage Emotions",but it hasn't done as well as predicted.
The album placed 5th in it's first week of sales, totally at 46,000 units. Bryson Tiller taking the number one spot with over 106,500 sold!
Despite the lack luster sales, Lil Yachty released a statement clarifying that this album was for his fans! In a very long Instagram post he wrote:
“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 mean you gotta give the boy some slack, this is his first album release prior to his previously released mixtapes Lil’ Boat and Summer Songs 2 charted in 2016. Lil Yachty also mentions that he felt his overnight success was more so on his image rather than the public actually take a listen to his music. “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.
The whole brand of Lil Yachty and the image he has obstructed around his character has helped him to reach the ears of seasoned artists in the music industry. For Yachty, he’s not only using his weak album sales for a major comeback but for a fuel to prove to everyone out there, Lil Yachty is here to stay.
With this being my last few months of being a teenager I am just living with no regrets having fun and enjoying life. And that’s what I did with this album. I’m glad I made it and I personally love it,” he added. “To my fans. I appreciate you for riding this journey with me. I love you guys always and forever. F–k the outsiders.. do you. See you on tour.”
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.. I am back in the studio. Working on my next ep. I know what you guys (my fans) liked about the project and didn't like.. I'm putting that into consideration. It is now time to focus on my tour. Teenage Tour. Which is going to be fucking lit. A fucking experience to the young youth ready to lose there minds!!!!!!!! With this being my last few months of being a teenager I am just living with no regrets having fun and enjoying life. And that's what I did with this album. I'm glad I made it and I personally love it. Think it's awesome. I need to see everybody at the local date on the teenage tour singing there heart out. I need to meet y'all at the meeting greets and I need to know y'all' favorite song and why. Videos coming soon. To my fans. I appreciate you for riding this journey with me. I love you guys always and forever. Fuck the outsiders.. do you. See you on tour. ⛵️