News: Kid Cudi Defends 'WZRD' Rant, "I'm Not Out Here Taking Crazy Pills"
Friday, Mar 9, 2012 5:42PM
G.O.O.D. Music's Kid Cudi has come forward to speak on lashing out at Universal Republic last week in light of his new WZRD album allegedly getting undershipped and said its sales chart success shows its demand.
Cudi cited his passion for inspiring the unexpected bashing.
"We were really hoping to have more [promotion], but at this point, it's a dead issue," Cudi said in an interview. "The numbers kind of speak for themselves. It lets people know that I'm not out here taking crazy pills. When I get passionate about something, and people hear me kind of outraged, it's not coming from a place of me being irrational, or being difficult to work with. I believe in something I've created." (Billboard)
In late February, Cudder pointed his finger at Universal Republic's album treatment.
"Ok so just a heads up, my weak a** label only shipped 55k physicals cuz they treated this like some indie side project tax right off. So i apologize on behalf of my weak a** major label. And I apologize for the lack of promo, again, my weak a** major label. They tried to rush me thru this so i can just give em another MOTM, but guess what? F*ck that, next album is WZRD. MOTM3 on hold til 2014. who mad??? not me and @DotDaGenius : ) 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 a** label never even gave us a copy of our own album. FAIL!!! Im lettin Universal Republic have it, f*ck it. What they gon' do, spank me?? hahahaha AND Teleport 2 Me, Jamie aint on the radio!!!! like helloooooooooo????? HIT HIT HIT!!! [sic]" (Kid Cudi's Twitter)
This week, the LP debuted atop its competition at number three.
G.O.O.D. Music rapper Kid Cudi and producer Dot Da Genius' WZRD debuted on the chart this week at No. 3. With seven days in the books, the duo's new joint record has shelled out 66,100 units. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
In January, producer Dot Da Genius revealed WZRD would miss its initial release date.
"Hey Guys, WZRD Update. Me and Cudi have been working on our debut album and it's almost near completion. We are in the final stages of mastering but we really had to take time and pay attention to the sonics as this is new territory for us. With that being said, we have decided to change the release date. We are looking roughly at Feb 28th. Y'all know how Cudi is' and I'm the same way. Everything has to be in place and now it is. I know it's late notice, we were trying to keep the date but got wrapped up making this album perfect for y'all. However for making you guys wait a little longer we will release 'Brake' & 'Teleport 2 Me' on iTunes on the previously said date. AS WELL AS 'DOSE OF DOPENESS'. Hopefully that will hold you guys over until the album drops! [sic]" (Dot Da Genius' Twitter)
Check out some recent Kid Cudi footage below: