Kid Cudi Lashes Out Against Record Label

Kid Cudi Lashes Out Against Record Label

The rapper blasts Universal Republic for lack of support on new album, WZRD.

Published February 29, 2012

Kid Cudi isn't happy about the level of support his record label has shown his new album, WZRD, and the lonely stoner is letting loose about the situation on Twitter.

After learning that Universal Republic only shipped 55,000 copies of the album, a collaborative alt-rock project with his friend and producer Dot Da Genius, Cudi vented about the situation in a series of tweets.

"Ok so just a heads up, my weak ass label only shipped 55k physicals cuz they treated this like some indie side project tax right [sic] off. So i apologize on behalf of my weak ass major label," Cudi began. "And I apologize for the lack of promo, again, my weak a** major label."

Cudi said that because of the label's actions, he's decided to postpone his solo career to pursue another WZRD project.

"They tried to rush me thru this so i can just give em another MOTM, but guess what? F*** that, next album is WZRD. MOTM3 on hold til 2014," he declared. "Who mad??? not me and @DotDaGenius : )."

The G.O.O.D. Music rapper and singer warned fans that finding the WZRD album in stores would be difficult, adding that the label never even sent him a copy of his own album.

"I gotta go out and find one too, becuz my weak ass label never even gave us a copy of our own album," he wrote. He also complained of the failure to serve the single "Teleport 2 Me, Jaime" wasn't serviced to radio.

"Teleport 2 Me, Jamie aint on the radio!!!! like helloooooooooo????? HIT HIT HIT!!!," he tweeted.

"Im lettin Universal Republic have it, f*** it. What they gon’ do, spank me?? hahahaha."

WZRD are currently the cover stars of a special digital edition of Complex magazine. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.


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Written by Reggie Ugwu


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