Jeremih Calls Out Def Jam: ‘Y’all Don’t Deserve My Voice’


August Alsina isn’t the only one that had a spat with Def Jam this month. While it appeared to the public that Jeremih and Def Jam had been planning a surprise release of his new album Late Nights, we now have learned that the R&B hitmaker is not happy with his label, and he took to social media over the weekend to air out his feelings.

The album was released on Dec. 4, in what appeared to be a digital only release, however Jeremih now claims that they deliberately undershipped the project, resulting in very low sales.

“@DeafJamRecords y’all don’t even deserve my voice,” he wrote. “It’s not the fact that mi album was actually priced 18.99. There’s actually no CD’s in the stores to even buy, that’s the main point. each Best Buy was shipped 6-7 copies a piece. We checked in to the corporate offices at Best Buy in Chicago and they told us Late Nights wasn’t on this wks added shipment list, nor next weeks ?? #MyAlbumJustDroppedLastWeek. It’s ok though I got some’n for everybody who tried me.”

The day after the LP’s release, Jeremih spoke with The New York Times about the album’s “perfect ghetto rollout.” “You’re talking about somebody that ain’t got no videos for any of my platinum singles,” he said, referring to his smash singles “Don’t Tell ‘Em” and “Down on Me.” “You can’t ride around New York and see my face on a poster, and my album’s out. Truth is, I know people are responsible to do that. The label is responsible to do that.”

Late Nights faced a series of delays for as long as a year. 50 Cent, who guested on “Down on Me,” pointed the finger at Def Jam for stifling his career. “What Def Jam has done to Jeremih is so foul. They have dropped the ball in so many ways.”


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