Rap star Lupe Fiasco has admitted that he once contemplated suicide as a result of criticism he received from his record label. According to The Guardian, Lupe revealed that he orginially recorded B.o.B. and Bruno Mars‘ hit “Nothing On You,” but the chairman of Atlantic Records told him the verses and his performance on the song were “wack.”
Lupe said, “That was the tipping point. It was less about the bruised ego but more the audacity of it. It was mentally destructive. I say it with a certain laissez-faire now because I’m past it, but back then, hearin’ that sh*t, it f*cked 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.”
- As previously reported, last year, Atlantic shelved his album, before Lupe’s fans delivered a petition of 30,000 signatures to their offices. Lupe revealed that he hates his upcoming album, Lasers, that hits stores tomorrow (March 8th).
- He said, “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.
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