Yelawolf Shuts Down Twitter Following Leak Of His First Single
Slim Shady’s newest signee, Yelawolf, is done with using Twitter.
Following the unauthorized leak of his first single, “Gangster of Love,” the Alabama rapper decided log out his account on the popular social network, and announced that the single will no longer appear on his debut album, Radioactive.
“I don’t have Twitter drama anymore, I relieved myself of it. I’m done with it. It’s over for me. It’ll be run by management from now on,” Yelawolf said.
“I find myself too personal with it. It’s my personality.
“It’s who I am as a person, and it’s one thing to get a leak, it’s another thing when the person who leaks it can sit there and cuss you out about it.
“You can’t touch him. I can’t reach through the motherFawkin’ Twitter and slap nobody. I just have to take it. So that was kind of the last straw for me.”
Yela continued by speaking on the single, saying, “Honestly, having a leak is a good thing, to be wanted.”
Especially in Hip Hop, it’s just really part of the culture for things to get leaked,” he said.
“I’m not mad at the actual act. I’m mad that it’s just thrown in my face. ‘Well Fawk you, I got your Shyte. Now what you gonna do?’
“And I’m sitting there. It was my official single. That’s what was the most irritating thing about it.”
“The album is finished, unless a miraculous record happens. Right now, it’s just really hard for a record to make the cut. I.E. ‘Gangster of Love.’
“I thought I had one and jumped out there and was like, ‘This was it,’” he continuned.
“It wasn’t supposed to be. I guess since this asshole leaked it and it becomes a fan favorite, that might turn into a decision that the label has to make.
“But as far as we were concerned in our circle, nah, it wasn’t going to be on the album.”
If Yelawolf’s debut album continues as scheduled, Radioactive is due out on September 27th.