After responding to some fans on Twitter, who said that they are missing the "old Lu," Lupe wrote the following:
I just feel like a lot of people think they know what's best for an artist UNTIL they start to make art themselves or get involved in it. The forces you gotta satisfy actually making music for sale and also for creative integrity and progression is a tightrope walk.
Some artists find that groove and ride it very well then the global trends change and they find themselves taking a backseat. That's just how life is. But I wasn't into music for solely the sake of selling it or getting my ego stroked by fans.
I'd say most artists in the world make art because it brings them joy of some sort. Once you sacrifice that joy 4 others then things change. So instead of searching 4 this mythical "old Lu" u might be more happy just embracing the "NEW YOU" & maybe this "same Lu" dont fit in that.