"PROM NIGHT" / music update
I feel like I need to address a few things…
First off, I don’t ever want my fans (more like friends, let’s be honest) to EVER be disappointed in me. My intentions from when I started music in 2006, fresh from high school was to have fun… never in my wildest dreams did I think I would of toured the world, played Warped Tour twice, have clothes in Hot Topic, meet so many amazing kids who got and understood my vision.. it’s crazy and beautiful.
There are certain things that happen behind closed doors that aren’t always pretty.. the lawyers, ex-managers, ex-booking agents.. people not paying me on time, shady record label suits lying to me in the past. When I recorded “Beauty Killer’ I put all my heart into that project.. but my old label didn’t fully get my dream. They acted like they got my vision but it was clouded with bullshit and them wanting to change me… I worked my fucking ass off and paid for EVERYTHING myself.. no one helped me. The tour buses, band members, huge merchandise orders, staff and techs who made the last 3 years possible… that was all because of me.
Normal bands/artists get help and advances from their labels to take care of all of that… I worked hard and fortunately have the luxury to take care of myself.
Fast forward to 2011… I was in Atlanta on tour talking with Deb, Nicki Minaj’s old manager, who was helping me figure out the next step to take.. she gave Akon my album one day and he called me immediately. It was so awesome to talk to someone that I respected as an artist AND as a business man. We met up a few times and I felt like God had come down to give me a hug.. Akon GOT it. I’ve had to fight for my way in this business for awhile and someone FINALLY understood my whole vision.
BUT… what my fans didn’t know was that I was trapped in my old record deal…
It took TEN months to get out of it…
That’s why I kept releasing free songs and showing my hardcore fans so much love because I know it SUCKS waiting… I’ve had to wait longer than them.
During the end of 2011 I recorded a bunch of new songs, while WAITING for my lawyer to get me off my old label. It wasn’t easy.
But I recorded some great songs and wanted to put them out.. I couldn’t legally do it. After putting some music together, I decided to call it the "Virginity” EP… an “EP” means “extended play” - like a mini album, not a full length.
Do I regret telling everyone a release date? YES.
It’s hard when you have to wait on other people to finish legal shit… you have NO idea.
I wanted to cry every night knowing I couldn’t move forward quicker than I THOUGHT. But everything is finally DONE!!!!!!!!!! I am now officially a part of KonLive Distribution and my own label, Popsicle Music, as teamed up with Akon. I couldn’t be happier!!!
What’s next?? We’re going to a major label to join forces. I can’t say who yet.. but in the mean time, I want the “Prom Night” music video to come out. Things will be done the right way. I dont just wanna throw it up on YouTube so the people cussing me out on the Internet can STFU.. I’m not worried about them. I want Vevo to premiere or launch this and my future videos. Waiting on that… shouldn’t be too much longer thank god!
Just know that everything is finally falling into place.
To ANYONE who feels the need to be negative, I feel sorry for you. saying “Jeffree sold out” or “I miss the OLD Jeffree” - honestly, what does that even mean???
I wrote “Beauty Killer” in 2008… it’s 2012 now. I’ve grown up A LOT. I’ve been through a LOT of life experiences and frankly, I’m not the same person.. and either are you. We change every day and a lot happens in 4 years. I’m, dare I say.. a little more happier. I’ll always be sarcastic and dramatic.. I was born with fake eyelashes on and a snarl hahaha BUT… I wanna have FUN!!!! If you think because Akon signed me, that I can’t be MYSELF, you’re fucking stupid. He liked me when I had a chainsaw on covered in neon paint. It’s funny that everyone dissects every little thing an artist does. Makes you wanna taser the whole world sometimes. Wearing a pink suit was meant to go OUTSIDE of my comfort zone, not be called a “sell out” and I’m hiding my tattoos and being a “boy” LOL - wait until you see the next video AND Prom Night… bitch, please.
To finish this long rant, THANK YOU to all my lil Stars and diva’s for believing in me and sticking by my side. See you on tour <3