August Alsina Slams Def Jam for Album Leak
August Alsina didn't hold back or sugar coat his feeling toward his label late last night after Def Jam let his album, This Thing Called Life, leak a few days early on Vevo. Alsina took to Twitter to air his grievances, which included a few profanities directed Def Jam's way.
Alsina has a history of outbursts, with a backstage fight at an anti-violence rally from the top of this year coming to mind. A few hours after posting the above messages to Twitter, Alsina offered an extended explanation on Instagram, appearing far more level-headed and reasoned.
"I hate to come off negatively in any way possible and I may not handle every situation the way you may see fit" the singer 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 my in for Granted. With all this being said, my 'Fuck You' tweet came from a place of frustration Ofcourse but also a place of love."
He continued in the screen grabbed post, which is featured below: “all that I do is done because of the love I have for my fans, the people who support me, and simply the love of the art. I can’t express to you how much hard work was poured into this album, it’s presentation & roll out so for it to be leaked because of a careless mistake hurts me to the core."
And finally, he backtracked somewhat on his pointed words toward Def Jam. "I have a great deal of respect for my Def-Jam family, but I hate the disappointment my album leaking caused my fans."
Ever since Beyonce dropped an album in the dead of night, calculated leaks have been en vogue, with slightly premature streams a fairly commonplace practice. Regardless, Alsina is granted the spectrum of his feelings if his project was sprung without any notice. This Thing Called Life was originally slated to drop later this week.
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