Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco has publicly shared his reaction to fans issuing a petition against Atlantic Records in hopes of getting his long-awaited Lasers album into stores.
Writing via Twitter, Lupe revealed his shock and applauded fans’ efforts.
“I wake up to mass protest!!!…Thank Ya’ll…By Any Means Necessary! Keep It Going #WeWantLasers,” he wrote Thursday (July 22).
“Aww mang…this #WeWantLasers petition.” (Lupe Fiasco’s Twitter)
A letter requesting the album’s release began circulating online yesterday.
“Dear Atlantic Records: The fans below have been waiting for the release for Lupe Fiasco’s album “Lasers” for over a good year now. Since when it was originally announced last summer, there has still yet to be a release date announced. It has even been stated by Lupe Fiasco the artist himself, that the album si in fact completed. Enough is enough, we demand that you stop playing around and give us the album that we have been highly anticipating since the release of The Cool.” (Petition Online)
Last week, Lupe told fans the album is awaiting a release from his label.
“Lasers is out of my hands guys and gals…it’s done and that’s all I can tell you…when they drop it…they drop it…so drop it…,” he wrote Monday (July 12) evening.
“Really appreciate the EXTRA EXTRA effort you guys are putting out to get Lasers released…not fallin on deaf ears up at HQ!” (Lupe Fiasco’s Twitter)
Speaking on DJ Green Lantern‘s radio show last January, Lupe said he hoped his project would come out before the summer.
“I’m actually going in to turn [Lasers] into the label in the morning,” Lupe told a caller. “I was actually supposed to turn it in tonight. I’m just keeping it crispy with the fans…I’m turning it into the label tomorrow, they gonna go through they process, see what they need to do and pick whatever single they want to do and I’m hoping before the summer, you know. That’s just what it is. Stay tuned, stay tuned.” (Team Invasion)
Check out some past Lupe Fiasco footage down below: