Is it just us … or is August Alsina always in the middle of something?
The day before the release of his sophomore album, This Thing Called Life, Alsina shared some choice words with his record label.
On Dec. 10 night, the singer went on a Twitter rant, where he put Def Jam on blast for “leaking” his project and making the entire album available to stream via Vevo. “I didn’t do this. My s—ty a– label did it. They’re just f—ing S—ty! Smh,” wrote Alsine. “Can’t win for f—n losing dawg. F–KKKKKKKKK YOU @DefJamRecords.”
However, a few hours later, the 23-year-old backpedaled, posting a message via Instagram, apologizing for his behavior. “I know in the past my actions have shown me to be seemingly ignorant because of my very BIG mouth,” he wrote. “I hate to come off negatively in any way possible and I may not handle every situation the way you may see fit.
“My ‘F–k You’ tweet came from a place of frustration,” continued the statement. “I can’t express to you how much hard work was poured into this album, it’s [sic] presentation & roll out so for it to be leaked because of careless mistakes hurts me to the core.”
He concluded the message by further clarifying his remarks. “I have a great deal of respect for my Def-Jam family, but I hate the disappointment my album leaking has caused my fans. I hope this letter provides a better understanding of where I’m coming from.”
At the end of the day though, Alsina’s little tantrum was heard loud and clear, as the album was removed from Vevo soon after.
This is a big move for Alsina, whose latest disc includes collaborations from industry veterans like Chris Brown, Anthony Hamilton, and Jadakiss. Fortunately for Alsina, Def Jam didn’t clap back by dropping him. After all, it’s 2015 and the wrong move on social media can be a career killer. What do you think of the “No Love” recording artist’s reaction to his album leaking? Sound off in the comment section below.