This past Friday (December 4) a notable handful of Hip-Hop/R& B album releases hit the market. Unexpectedly amongst the bunch was Jeremih’s Late Nights, an album that has been dangled in fan’s faces for more than a year and half, back when the single “Don’t Tell ‘Em” was smashing all sorts of records.
50 Cent, who has long been pals with Chicago R&B star and recorded with him on his 2010 smash hit, “Down on Me,” blamed the label like most artists for the suspect release out of thin air.
“What Def Jam has done to Jeremih is so foul,” Fiddy wrote on Instagram. “They have dropped the ball in so many ways. They have his Album out at $18.99 I have never seen a album priced that high in 5 years,” before adding a slanderous, “SMH STUPID MOTHERFU*KERS.”
It’s worth noting that the record-breaking album from Adele, 25, is only being sold for $13.99 on the popular retailer’s shelves. What ever happened to supply and demand?
Ironically, much to Def Jam’s defense, Jeremih actually went on record to blame himself for the lateness of Late Nights. During a November 2014 interview with Billboard, the 28-year-old singer cited “personal issues” and child support issue as reasoning for the severe delay.
“I stopped caring about being Jeremih over the last few months,” he said. “A lot of people don’t know I have a 2-year-old son. His mom wasn’t allowing me to see him, and it was messing with me. I was internally unbalanced. But I just got out of that trial and I won.”
On the new VH1 reality show, Black Ink Crew: Chicago it was recently discovered that cast member Rachel Leigh was the baby mama who brought the drama. Now that the case is resolved, it appears that it’s time to get back to the music.
Stream Jeremih’s Late Nights below and support it on iTunes.
Photo: Instagram/50 Cent