Saying He Contemplated Suicide Because A Label Exec Called His Demo “Wack”

When? March 2011

What happened? In an interview with the U.K. Guardian, Fiasco recalled an Atlantic Records meeting during which his demo version of the song “Nothin’ On You”—later recorded by B.o.B.—was called “wack” by a label executive. Lupe said the conversation almost pushed him to suicide. “It was less about the bruised ego but more the audacity of it,” he said. “I was super-depressed, lightly suicidal, at moments medium suicidal—and if not suicidal, willing to just walk away from it all completely.” 

 

Complex says: We’re glad Lupe didn’t quit the business—and especially, you know, life. If he was more familiar with ATCQ maybe he wouldn’t have taken the exec’s words to heart. (See Industry Rule No. 4080.)