Kid CuDi Lambasts Label For Under Shipping Physical Copies Of "WZRD"
Kid CuDi took aim at his label today on Twitter for under-shipping physical copies of his "WZRD" album.
With today being the release of Kid CuDi and Dot Da Genius's long-awaited rock album WZRD, one would assume that neither artist would have reason to complain. CuDi, however, took to Twitter today to air out his label Universal Republic, who he said under shipped copies of the LP to stores.
According a recent rant on his Twitter feed, CuDi blasted Universal Republic for only shipping 55,000 copies of WZRD to stores, as well as failing to secure radio play for the LP's lead single "Teleport 2 Me, Jamie." As a result, the G.O.O.D. Music rapper said that he will suspend the release of the third installment of his critically acclaimed Man On the Moon series until 2014.
"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 off," Cudi wrote. "So i apologize on behalf of my weak ass major label. And I apologize for the lack of promo, again, my weak ass major label. They tried to rush me thru this so i can just give em another MOTM, but guess what? Fuck that, next album is WZRD. MOTM3 on hold til 2014. who mad??? not me and @DotDaGenius."
He added, "So its def gonna be tough to find one in the stores guys, I’m sorry about that. I gotta go out and find one too, becuz my weak ass label never even gave us a copy of our own album. FAIL!!! Im lettin Universal Republic have it, fuck it. What they gon’ do, spank me?? hahahaha. AND Teleport 2 Me, Jamie aint on the radio!!!! like helloooooooooo????? HIT HIT HIT!!!"
Despite the lack of promotion for the project, reports indicate that WZRD debuted at number one today on iTunes.