The lead single,”Gangsta of Love,” from Yelawolf’s Shady Records debut Radioactive leaked to the net last week, and the Alabama emcee isn’t to happy about it.
In a recent interview with DJ Green Lantern, Yelawolf explains his reaction to the leak, and what he plans to do about it.
Due to the leak, Yela has stepped away from his twitter account:
“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. 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 motherfuckin’ Twitter and slap nobody. I just have to take it. So that was kind of the last straw for me.”
As Yela continued, he addresses the “Gangsta of Love” leak and says he will cut it from his album:
“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. I’m not mad at the actual act. I’m mad that it’s just thrown in my face. ‘Well fuck you, I got your shit. 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.”
Yela added that if the track is added to the album it’s not his choice:
“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. ‘Gangsta of Love.’ I thought I had one and jumped out there and was like, ‘This was it. 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.”