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]