Yelawolf has walked away from Twitter, following a public outburst with a blogger who leaked one of his songs prematurely.
Over the Fourth of July weekend, a song titled “Gangsta Of Love”, featuring CyHi Da Prynce, was leaked by a blogger at TheSource.com, who touted it as the official first single off the rapper’s upcoming Shady Records debut, Radioactive.
While the Alabama rapper didn’t exactly get pissed right off the bat, simply clarifying with tweet that the track wasn’t the first single, he went off a day later when the blogger responded to him directly and took responsibility for its leakage.
“Hey to who ever leaked ‘Gangster of Love’ … I BET ON YOURE c*** sucking mother You won’t show you’re face round HERE !!! Say somethin?” Yelawolf wrote (@Yelawolf). “The difference between me and you is that I’ll sit in jail .. Punk bitch Internet goons .. Wait till RadioActive drops .. GameOver”
The first couple tweets were subliminal, but then after the blogger (@DDotOmen) responded — saying “@Yelawolf SOMETHING. Now where exactly is ‘here’?” — the rapper sent a few 140 character messages direct, calling him out and offering to meet him face to face while on tour.
“@DDotOmen I don’t hide .. Im easy to find .. For tour info .. This is where ill be … yelawolf.com.. If you feel Froggy .. Then JUMP!!” said the rapper, followed by, “to @DDotOmen or any other 1 of you p***ies who wanna see me in person, I’m on the WarpTour from Jan 14 till the end, Love – uncle Yeller”.
Obviously upset, Yelawolf tweeted a couple more times, before revealing to his 127,000 followers that he was leaving the service for good: “Good night twitter. Un follow me and tell you’re friends I suck .. I don’t give a f*** anymore .. I’m officially off line.”
The rapper later addressed the issue during an interview with Invasion Radio on Sirius/XM, explaining that the leak itself didn’t upset him. Instead, it was that the person who did it could gloat about it to him through Twitter, and he couldn’t do a thing about it.
“It’s one thing to get a leak. It’s another thing when the person that leaks it can sit there and cuss you out about it,” Yela explained. “I can’t reach through the motherf***in’ Twitter and slap nobody. I just have to take it. It was kind of the last straw for me.
“I’m not mad at the actual act. I’m mad that it’s just thrown in my face, like ‘well f*** you, I got your sh**, what you gonna do?'”
For now, the rapper says his Twitter page will be run by his management team. However, his fans will be updated constantly through his website, Yelawolf.com.
Radioactive is due out September 27.