Lupe Fiasco’s subliminals on “N.E.R.D.” are no longer subliminals. After bumping heads with the Anti-Defamation League over lyrics considered anti-Semitic (“dirty Jew execs”), Fiasco has taken to Twitter again to name the music executives who he feels wronged him, and who that line is apparently directed at. Today, the newly retired artist called out 300 Entertainment founder Lyor Cohen and Atlantic Records CEO Craig Kallman. Cohen was the chairman and chief executive officer of the Warner Music Group, which has Atlantic Records (Fiasco’s record label) as a subsidiary.
Fiasco tweeted that Cohen once said he “may not honor the terms of an existing contract unless i signed a contract which changed the terms of the existing one” and that he “smirked” when Fiasco asked for his masters. The Chicago rapper also claimed that Kallman offered him the infamously vulturous 360 deal while he was “half naked recovering from Pneumonia.” Read Fiasco’s retelling of his label drama below.