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Lupe Fiasco Says He Was Suicidal Over B.O.B.'s "Nothing On You"


Lupe Fiasco Says He Wanted To Kill Himself Over B.O.B.’s “Nothing On You”

Artists always have regrets about the song/track that they let slip away, but rapper Lupe Fiasco is claiming that he felt like taking his own life after Atlantic records rejected his version of the song “Nothing On You” and instead ran with B.o.B’s version.

In an interview with The Guardian, Lupe reveals that he did a version of the track in 2009, but label heads rejected his version because the versed weren’t up to par.

“That was the tipping point,” say Lupe. “It was less about the bruised ego but more the audacity of it. It was mentally destructive. I say it with a certain laissez-faire now because I’m past it, but back then, hearin’ that s**t, it f**ked me up.

“I was super-depressed, lightly suicidal, at moments medium suicidal – and if not suicidal, willing to just walk away from it all completely.”

The B.o.B version of “Nothing on You” featuring Bruno Mars ended up becoming a smash hit, earning the neophyte rapper three Grammy nominations.

As recently reported, Lupe’s label woes continue.

Just days after admitting he hated his Lasers album, which has leaked online and is receiving unfavorable reviews, a new interview has surfaced with the rapper claiming he is being held hostage by his label.


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  • shavondenise

    B.O.B. looks like Dave Chappelle in a skit in that pic with Lupe! WAAB! #Thatisall

    • dfgsdfg

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      ——— B lac k Wh it e Fl i rts* C”0m ———-

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  • bars werent up to par? and b.o.b.’s were? ok lol

  • SMH

    Lupe gotta fall back on this self destructive kick that he’s on.

    he’s an inspiration to a lot of kids and to sit there and actually talk about contemplating Suicide…no, i don’t believe it. He’s lying…he’s looking for attention.

    why do these comments come right on the heels of his other comments about Hating his album.

    Lupe….don’t go Charles Hamilton on us…PLEASE!!!

  • SMH

    what’s the difference between lightly suicidal and medium suicidal…

    why’s he glorifying suicide???

    Lupe is smarter than this….at least I thought anyways.

  • Hub

    Come on son. What the label meant to say was that he was too lyrical and that kids need simple rhymes to follow along with the song.

  • GWR

    How is he “glorifying suicide?” Frankly, all y’all are taking his words more seriously than he probably intended.