Logic has called out his label Def Jam Recordings for allegedly not paying his collaborators on his latest album No Pressure.
Late last week, Logic claimed on Twitter that Def Jam has not compensated Lil’ Keke for his contributions to No Pressure, which Logic released in July as his final studio album.
“Yo @defjam can you please pay lil Keke his fucking money for what he did on man I is?!?!” Logic tweeted on Friday. “That’s my bro, don’t be fuckin up my relationships man! He been professional and patient! Pay the man god damn!!!!”
The next day, Logic followed up on Instagram with another furious and lengthy statement directed at Def Jam. The rapper also shared a screenshot of a text message between him and another collaborator on No Pressure who claimed they hadn’t been paid by Def Jam either.
“I shouldn’t be getting calls from close friends of mine in the middle of dinner with my Wife about how YOU haven’t paid them from the budget you’ve given me for this album,” Logic wrote. He then went on to list several of his other contributors who allegedly haven’t been compensated, including the rapper’s longtime producer 6ix.
“These are just the calls I’ve received. I don’t even know who else of my friendships you’re fuckin up!” he added. “These are friends but they are hired musicians and I demand you stop fucking up my personal relationships what is wrong with you. I’m not trying to start a war with my label. But at this point, it is utterly unfair.”
Logic then went on to say that he might consider “unretiring” himself in order to fulfill his final obligation with Def Jam so that he won’t have to “deal with [the record label] no more.”
At the time of writing, Def Jam has yet to respond to the rapper’s allegations.
Logic announced his retirement in July, revealing that he was stepping away from music in order to spend more time with his family. “It’s been a great decade,” the rapper tweeted. “Now it’s time to be a great father.”
In August, the Maryland emcee teased that he’d drop a new mixtape for free if one million fans signed a petition calling him to do so.
Read Logic’s full statement on Def Jam below:
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@defjam can you please pay my friends and musicians that have made my albums great this is ridiculous at this point! I shouldn’t be getting calls from close friends of mine in the middle of dinner with my Wife about how YOU haven’t paid them from the budget you’ve given me for this album. My boy 6ix ain’t been paid all his money! Like who produced the intro hasn’t been paid all his money! Kevin Randolph who the RattPack know as the voice of Kai who I’ve worked with for years hasn’t been paid his money!!!!!! Lil keke hasn’t been paid his money! AND MY DJ RHETORIK, AFTER I HIT YOU UP 2 MONTHS AGO TO PAY THIS MAN HE STILL HASN’T GOTTEN HIS MONEY. These are just the calls I’ve received I don’t even know who else of my friendships you’re fuckin up! This has got to be the 6th call I’ve received. You are ruining personal relationships here. This ain’t Noah my A&R this ain’t the core homies on the label that help me make my albums great. This is people deep in the company that I’ve never even met! Pay these people what is wrong with you! I pay all my Debts. This is not my debt to pay. these are friends but they are hired musicians and I demand you stop fucking up my personal relationships what is wrong with you. I’m not trying to start a war with my label. But at this point it is utterly unfair. I mean to this day besides an advance I have never seen a single cent in the 8 years I’ve been signed to this label. But I don’t care about that money. I just Want my homies paid. What’s going on here?!?! Y’all make me want to un retire and drop the last album I have under my contract just so I don’t have to deal with y’all no more man god damn! RattPack