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Lupe Fiasco Responds to ‘Lasers’ Criticism Via Twitter

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Lupe Fiasco‘s long-delayed ‘Lasers’ album will officially arrive in stores on Tuesday, March 8, but a leaked version of the album hit the ‘Net on Monday (Feb. 28) prompting fans to download and share their thoughts via Twitter. After a barrage of negative feedback from fans, Lupe took to his own Twitter account to address the hurtful reactions.

“I never thought lasers would inspire so much negativity. Reading the comments and reactions is crushing,” the Chi-Town rapper wrote. “To all the Lupe fans who protested and petitioned you did a GREAT thing. Don’t let people belittle what u achieved. You forced a massive corporation to bow to the whim of the people. Thats a glorious thing. Love always shines everytime remember 2 smile has always been a “note2self” the product of trying to figure a reason to keep going.”

Lupe’s last official album release was 2007′s ‘The Cool.’ Last year he revealed that ‘Lasers’ had been submitted to Atlantic Records more than two years ago, but had been shelved by label executives who didn’t think the content would sell. In October, his die-hard fans staged a protest in front of Atlantic Records’ offices in Midtown Manhattan, eventually prompting the label to give the album a release date.

Lupe will perform a sold-out show at Webster Hall in New York City on Tuesday, March 8 to celebrate the release of ‘Lasers.’


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