August Alsina Apologizes for Slamming Def Jam Over Album Leak

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 05:  August Alsina performs on day 3 of the New Look Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park on July 5, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

August Alsina Apologizes for Slamming Def Jam Over Album Leak

That was quick.

Published December 10, 2015

August Alsina has issued an apology for blasting his label via Twitter last night.

The New Orleans rap singer took to Instagram this morning apologizing for his comments, particularly the “f*ck you” part, and says he still respects Def Jam.

“My ‘F*ck you’ tweet came from a place of frustration of course but also a place of love,” he explained in a text picture. “I have a great deal of respect for my Def-Jam family, but I hate the disappointment my album leaking has caused my fans.” He also was sorry for being negative in the recent series of tweets.

“I hate to come off negatively in any way possible and I may not handle every situation the way you may see fit,” he wrote. “There’s so much passion, blood, sweat, & tears that I pour into everything that I do and in NO way do I take the position God has put me in for Granted.”

August Alsina is on the heels of releasing his sophomore album, This Thing Called Life, however, not apparently at his discretion, the album was made available for stream via his Vevo account a day prior to its official drop. He decided to let loose on Def Jam, who he claims let the project slip out to the public early.

“I didn't do this. My shitty ass label did it. They're just fucking Shitty! Smh,” he tweeted. “FUCKKKKKKKKK YOU @DefJamRecords.”

This is the second time the label has caught flack for its practices this week. 50 Cent took to the ‘Gram to blast the label for its roll out of Jeremih’s album, calling them “stupid motherf**kers.” is your No. 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 Paul Meara


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