Talk about getting back on the radar. After dropping the vid for “B**ch Bad,” Lupe Fiasco knew he’d be stirring up controversy, however, he probably was not expecting Spin Magazine to attack the clip and song itself. The article trashed “B**ch Bad” in as many ways as possible, calling it a “muddled, mealy-mouthed missive about rap and misogyny,” reckless social commentary,” and claimed that Lupe has a “moronic ‘lyrics over everything’ attitude.” Ouch.
Lupe was definitely not happy with the review and took his thoughts to twitter where he counter argued.
I see why you call yourself “Spin” cuz that’s all u do. To not like an artist soooo much you sure spend an awful lot of time cooking up eloquent garbage about him…stop reaching…it’s sad. Sensationalism and half-truth runs the media. Practice real journalism or put fold out boy band posters in your mag and call it a day.
He promoted a Spin Magazine boycott with the hashtag #SpinMagazineBoycott and is continuing his attempt to organize the event via tweets.
Lu got to discuss “B**ch Bad” with BET’s 106 & Park, (after the jump) where he pointed out that he’s never called himself controversial. “The media kinda put that tag on me. I guess the subject matter that I choose to talk about, you know, can rub some people the wrong way,” he says. The Spin Mag review does seem to go above and beyond the merely critical—but let us know how you feel about it–and the boycott–in the comments section.