XXL Mag just released parts of their interview w/ Lupe that didn't make it to the May issue. Lupe speaks on passing on B.o.B’s two hit singles and his relationship with bloggers.
XXL: Explain your relationship with the blogs and the internet in whole.
Lupe: Sometimes I wish I never found the internet. Sometimes I regret getting a laptop and Wi-Fi for logging into the internet because it is such a distraction. If you have any addictive personality, the internet will magnify it.You have to be careful on the internet. You’ll look up and be like, ‘Damn, it’s been six hours.’ I’m still trying to figure out a way to take Safari off my laptop. With the blogs, it’s like high school. I wasn’t the most popular person in high school, it was like 50/50. Some people liked me, some people didn’t, some people really didn’t fuck with me.Naturally, I’m going to go with people who like me and I’m going to stay away from the people who don’t fuck with me but when people go out of their way not to fuck with me then I’m going to go out of my way not to fuck with them. I’m going to feed off your energy.If I know that they are being dishonest or malicious, then I can’t fuck with them like that. My first record leaked months before it came out. It send everything into a tizzy and fucked up a lot of the momentum I had. That left me a little salty with the internet as a whole. Don’t steal.The dude from 2Dopeboyz had “Beaming” on his laptop. He had songs off Lasers and this was last spring. You going back a full year and the way it was done was, he took a screen shot of his Twitter page and was like, ‘Haha, You wish.’ People think that I’m lying. [He turns on his computer and shows me Tweet and the link to the iTunes page.]
Read the full thing HERE