Manheim star Rizzo Ahmed, who was one of the many celebrities who went viral after a photo of him in the studio of the famous US rock band, announced his departure from the world of fashion.
The 28-year-old singer-songwriter tweeted: “Not my world, not my city.”
“Not my city, not me,” he wrote.
“Not this world.
I have been in this world since I was 5 years old.”
The musician has been the subject of a social media storm in the past few weeks over his Instagram account.
His posts about the controversy have been met with widespread condemnation from fans and critics.
“Manheim is the best band in the world,” wrote singer-musician James Blake, who is currently in the United Kingdom for the UK’s Glastonbury Festival.
“You can say Manheim is about as bad as it gets but I just can’t stand him.”
Mr Blake added that he would not go to Manheim festivals, which Mr Ahmed has been invited to, unless they release an album from the band.
“Manheim has never had any sort of connection to the city of Chicago,” he said.
“The last time they came to the US was in 2010, and I would have preferred it to be a band that would have made a statement in the way they did.”
The rapper and singer-actor, who has been nominated for four Grammys, is not the only one to have distanced himself from the city he grew up in.
Last year, the singer-actress Rihanna said she was “not going to come here” and that she was not “going to live here”.