News: Earl Sweatshirt Clears Up Controversial Jay-Z Remarks: "My Point Is That This Album Was Bad"
Friday, Jul 12, 2013 2:15PM
Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt has cleared up comments he made yesterday (July 11) after he had the Internet in a fury for telling people to unfollow him if they like Jay-Z's new Magna Carta Holy Grail album.
While Sweatshirt would not take back his remarks, he did let people know the situation had been blown out of proportion.
"ill say two things and then ill go away," Sweatshirt tweeted July 12.
"so many idiots came charging out the woodworks yesterday to defend jay z like i said something offensive about him as a human being"
"all my point was is that this album, in my opinion, was bad."
"im not gonna speak on that anymore unless its in person cause 140 characters is too restricting"
"now that thats out of the way:"
"DORIS AUG 20th pic.twitter.com/Uu853qpkcR" (Earl Sweatshirt's Twitter)
Yesterday, Sweatshirt publicly made it known he is not a fan of Jigga's latest project.
"if you really f*cked with magna carta then unfollow me," he tweeted July 11.
"im gonna listen to allure and eat a breakfast burrito."
"i hope that opinions on my material throughout my career are based on the quality of it and not how big my name is"
"hahah welp theres goes the last of the black fans i had"
"hahaha FATHER FORGIVE ME FOR I HAVE TAKEN THE NAME OF OUR HOLY SAVIOR JAY Z IN VAIN" (Earl Sweatshirt's Twitter)
Jay's former business partner Dame Dash recently applauded the new album.
"In the barber shop listening to jays new album....I can't front... I still like hearing him pop shit cause I know he's telling the truth...proud to be be a part of that..#bittersweet," Dash wrote on Instagram July 5. (Dame Dash's Instagram)
The LP is reportedly en route to sell up to 525,000 copies in its opening week.
YOUR NEW RELEASES: Well, there's Jay-Z and everyone else this week. Magna Carta Holy Grail's chart-topping first week should best the bows of his previous three releases, Watch The Throne (436k), Blueprint 3 (476k) and American Gangster (425k). Looks like Samsung's marketing campaign is paying off for everyone. Here are this week's key debuts: Jay-Z (Roc Nation) 475-525k Ciara (Epic) 55-65k Skylar Gray (KidinaKorner/Interscope) 15-18k Donell Jones (eOne) 10-12k As of this writing Magna Carta remains the #1 album on the iTunes chart in its "explicit" form, while the "clean" version occupies the #5 spot. Lead single "Holy Grail" featuring Justin Timberlake is #2 on the singles chart, while "Tom Ford" (an early fave among hip-hop heads) has bounced to #13. (7/10p) (HITS Daily Double)