Lupe Fiasco released his sophomore album Lasers on March 8, but told reporters he couldn’t give a rat’s you-know-what.
When did it become trendy to not care about your success for fame?
“To be blunt, I don’t really give a fuck,” the 30-year-old rapper told New York Magazine.
Alhough Lasers was released Tuesday, it was already leaked a week prior.
Last week, he utilized his Twitter account to address the criticism from fans of a premature leak. “I never thought Lasers would inspire so much negativity,” he wrote on his account March 1. “Reading the comments and reactions is crushing.”
Wow, fans. Way to bring a homeboy down. But, all the blame isn’t on you.
The Chicago native said he’s grown distant from the music industry and doesn’t care about the fame, especially after looking at his disappointing bank accounts.
“Three, four years later, I look at my bank account statements, and I haven’t made any money with my record label. You start to think a little bit differently about your motivations and why you’re doing what you’re doing,” he told the magazine.
That’s not all – Fiasco seems to be a little bit bitter towards the industry for a lack of creativity. You think?
He said he thinks it’s all repetitive – the same producers and sound, record after record. He was even so bold as to pick on The Biebs.
“Justin Bieber sounds just like everybody else, to be honest. He’s the homie; he’s dope. But he’s no different than Sean Kingston, Usher.”
Despite Lu’s opinion of Lasers’ success, we’ll leave it up to the audience. There’s plenty of cameos, including ones from Trey Songz, John Legend, Skylar Grey and MDMA, which may give the album more credibility than the Chi-town MC hoped for.Tags: Atlantic City Records, John Legend, Justin Bieber, Lasers, Lupe Fiasco, MDMA, Sean Kingston, Skylar Grey, Trey Songz, Twitter, Usher