West Coast rapper Lil B has come forward to clarify the logic behind softening his I’m Gay album title by including, in parentheses, I’m Happy.
Despite the speculation, Lil B said his reason for including (I’m Happy) was to remind fans he is straight.
“Shout out to everyone who said I copped out by putting ‘I’m Happy’ under ‘I’m Gay,’ but that was my reasoning,” Lil B said in an interview. “How can I cop out when in my head, I had a plan to do that? Like, I’m not literally a homosexual, but I’m happy…I did it to also embrace the homosexual community also, but some motherf*ckers was like, I copped out, ‘Ah B, you should’ve stuck with the ‘I’m Gay’ title.’ I’m not totally gay, but I am gay. Salute. Perez Hilton, [Lady] Gaga.” (Brooklyn Martino)
Although it gained media attention, his album experienced low first-week sales.
Young up-starter, Lil’ B’s, album I’m Gay (I’m Happy) dropped last week without warning and despite the amount of controversy and hooplah surrounding the Based God’s release, the project only sold a surprising 1,700 units as first week sales come to a close. (VIBE)
Following its release, Lil B also provided fans an opportunity to download the project for free.
“http://www.mediafire.com/?o4z4ebht1gettlh CUZ I LOVE YOU IF YOU DONT HAVE 10 DOLLERS TO BUY MY NEW PROJECT HERE IT GOES FOR FREE- Lil B,” he tweeted June 30th.
“I DID THAT BECUASE I TRULY LOVE YALL AND I WANT MY SUPPORTERS TO NO I LIVE AND DO THIS FOR YALL AND SUM PEOPLE DNT HAVE $ RIGHT NOW – Lil B”
“LOVE ALWAYS – Lil B” (Lil B’s Twitter)
Lil B unexpectedly released the much talked about album with little promotion last month.
A few weeks ago, the controversially titled I’m Gay LP that Lil B promised the crowd at this year’s Coachella got cover art– as well as an amended (I’m Happy) added to the album title. Now, the whole album has been released via iTunes now. Above, listen to the album’s opening track, “Trapped in Prison”; below, check out the tracklist. I’m Gay (I’m Happy): 01 Trapped in Prison 02 Open Thunder Eternal Slumber 03 Game 04 Unchain Me 05 Neva Stop Me 06 Gon Be Okay 07 The Wilderness 08 I Hate Myself 09 Get It While Its Good 10 I Seen That Light 11 My Last Chance 12 1 Time Remix (Pitchfork)
Check out Lil B’s interview down below: