Lupe Suicidal over “Nothin’ on You”

Written by Rizoh. Posted in Ya Heard?!?!

Published on March 06, 2011 with 5 Comments

I know how much you love hearing Lupe Fiasco’s “woe is me” story of late, so here’s another sobbity sob one you sadistic chumps. Remember when a version of “Nothin’ on You” turned up on the web sporting Lupe’s vocals? Well, he cut his version of “Nothin’ on You” in 2009, but the suits at Atlantic told him his version was shiite and gave the track to Bobby Ray. “Nothin’ on You” went to become a massive hit, earning three Grammy nods last year.

Lupe says he hit rock bottom after losing the song to his labelmate. That incident coupled with Atlantic’s fuckery over Lasers nearly drove him to suicide.

“It was less about the bruised ego but more the audacity of it,” Lupe told the Guardian in a recent interview. “It was mentally destructive. I say it with a certain laissez-faire now because I’m past it, but back then, hearin’ that s**t, it f**ked me up. I was super-depressed, lightly suicidal, at moments medium suicidal – and if not suicidal, willing to just walk away from it all completely.”

And you already know how he feels about Lasers.

“I hate this album. I don’t hate the music, but I hate the process. When I look at it, I don’t see song titles and artwork, I see the fight – I see the emotions, the blood, sweat and tears. There are a couple of songs on there that I love; but Lasers is a little bit of what you love, a little bit of what you like, and a lot of what you had to do.”

[props: necole bitchie]



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  1. Bunch of pricks Atlantic!! Lupe needs to leave quick!!

  2. LMAO, Lupe really? Lupe blows away B.O.B. like a thousand times. I believe that because B.O.B.’s hip-pop album gain a lot of success Atlantic wanted to duplicate that with Lupe’s Lasers. Lupe has had good love songs before like “Birds and the Bees”, “And He Gets The Girl”, he doesn’t need “Nothin’ On You”. Yo Lups keep every cred you got left man, he doesn’t need to change according to want Atlantic wants, just be real and release a dope album.

  3. Bobby’s version is way better, it has more energy to it! I’m not saying Lupe’s version sucks but in a weird way I’m glad we got to hear BoB’s version!

  4. lupe needs to go to GOOD music. it’s really the only way that he’ll be able to gain major exposure and have the freedom to be creative and not have to conform to major label demands.either that, or he should form his own label. anything but another situation like what he dealt with at atlantic. is this really the same company that released the groundbreaking and at-the-time provocative “what’d i say” by ray charles? damn, what happened to major labels? idk, maybe i’m being naive. maybe they were always like this.

    • I agree with this man, Kanye will let Lupe have creative control because I doubt he cares about the money anymore, he’s made a lot through his albums/tours. I don’t know if Lupe can afford having his own independent label though. But he needs to get out of Atlantic ASAP.

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