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Kid Cudi condemns “weak ass” Universal Republic over WZRD album

By | Published on Thursday 1 March 2012

Kid Cudi

So, it appears rapper Kid Cudi is less than enamoured with the promotional campaign his label, Universal Republic Records, has organised around his and producer Dot Da Genius’ rock-inspired collaborative project WZRD, whose debut album is out on 5 Mar.

Taking to Twitter to air his grievances (namely, that only 55,000 copies of the album had been shipped prior to its release), Cudi wrote: “Okay so just a heads up, my weak ass label treated this like some indie side-project tax write-off. So I apologise on behalf of my weak ass major label. And I apologise for the lack of promo [and], again, my weak ass major label”.

He added that Universal had tried to “rush through” the WZRD venture to prompt Cudi to make a new solo album, a third instalment of his ‘Man On The Moon’ franchise. But, says Cudi, “fuck that, the next album is WZRD. MOTM3 on hold til 2014”.

So limited was the WZRD LP’s distribution, alleges Cudi, real name Scott Mescudi, that even he wasn’t given a copy of the finished record. “I gotta go out and find one too, because my weak ass label never even gave us a copy of our own album. FAIL! I’m letting Universal Republic have it, fuck it. What they gon do, spank me?”

Well, presumably it wouldn’t hurt even if the label did dish out a spanking, it being so ‘weak ass’ and all.