The Hip Hop Week In Review: Lupe Fiasco Booted Offstage, Game Doesn't Think "Detox" Will Release
Lupe Fiasco's show was cut short following anti-Obama statements, while Game shared his thoughts on Dr. Dre's "Detox." Chief Keef's Interscope deal is reportedly worth $6 million.
This week, Lupe Fiasco caused quite a stir with a performance at Hamilton Live in Washington, D.C., rapping comments that criticized President Barack Obama and causing security to shut down the performance early. Meanwhile, Game shared this thoughts on Dr. Dre's elusive Detox, stating that it will never come out. His manager also said that he was trying to iron out a G-Unit reunion. Finally, even though Chief Keef is locked up serving a 60-day sentence, details of his contract with Interscope Records were released, showing that the young rapper could make more than $6 million as part of the deal.
Lupe Fiasco Kicked Offstage At Pre-Inauguration Concert For Criticizing President Barack Obama
Lupe Fiasco picked the wrong time and place to reinstate his feelings about President Barack Obama. Lu, who called the POTUS the "biggest terrorist" in June 2011, appeared at a pre-inauguration concert this past Sunday to perform cuts from his oeuvre. He reportedly ripped into an anti-Obama track that lasted for 30 minutes, making it known that he did not vote for Obama during the November election. Security stepped in and asked the controversial rapper to move on to the next song, a request that he refused to honor. As a consequence, security cut the show short and ushered him offstage. The Chicago, Illinois native, who recently canceled his album Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Part 2, is yet to break his silence on the matter. Watch the video of the incident below.
Game Says Dr. Dre Will "Never" Release Detox, Entertains G-Unit Reunion
Game has been working closely with Dr. Dre on his elusive album Detox since the onset of his career, but he doesn't think it will ever drop. Chuck Taylor gave an interview this week where he compared the album to Jesus, stating, "Will you ever get to see Jesus? It's like a Hip Hop Jesus." He said that even though the Doctor dropped a few singles over the past couple of years, he doesn't think he'll release it unless he's completely satisfied. "If he doesn't become 100 percent happy, then we'll probably never end up hearing Detox. I'll say never." His manager, Dontay "Taydoe" Kidd, also gave an interview this week where he revealed that he has been working with the Compton, California native and 50 Cent to reunite G-Unit. While nothing is finalized, he said that the decision would be a "business" move.
Chief Keef's Interscope Deal Could Be Worth $6 Million
Last year, Chief Keef signed to Interscope Records after fielding a bidding war between some of the music industry's biggest imprints. Earlier this week, documents were revealed that showed that the rapper, who was recently served a 60-day sentence for violating his probation, inked a deal that could amount to more than $6 million. The papers claim that he signed a three-album deal that included a $440,000 advance; $300,000 to record his debut Finally Rich; $440,000 for his label Glory Boyz Entertainment; and $200,000 for "overhead expenses" for the label. Additionally, Keef faced some strife this week after an alleged middle schooler sued him for an undisclosed sum of child support - a legal problem that could land him behind bars for a year. Finally, an old interview taken from his album's promotional run saw the "I Don't Like" spitter discussing how 50 Cent isn't his mentor.
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