"Over the past couple years I have come to conclusion that this profession just isn’t for me, so im going to venture out into new areas of life," he wrote.
Well, early Christmas morning, Thursday, Dec. 25, Hop gave those very same fans whose hearts he broke a Christmas gift: It was all a joke.
"GOT YA," he shouts in a video that opens with a promise that he was "about to explain the real truth" behind his decision.
Turns out it was just a gag to help promote his new album, due out sometime next year.
"Get ready for that Pound Syndrome," he says, as the screen goes black.