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Kid Cudi thanked fans for supporting his side project and to badmouth his label, Universal Republic, for shipping what he considers to be a low number of physical copies of the album.

“Ok so just a heads up, my weak ass label only shipped 55k physicals cuz they treated this like some indie side project tax right off ,” Cudi posted.”So i apologize on behalf of my weak ass major label. And I apologize for the lack of promo, again, my weak ass major label.”

Cudi also claimed that Universal Republic “tried to rush me thru this so i can just give em another MOTM  but guess what? Fuck that, next album is WZRD. MOTM3 on hold til 2014.” He later added, “Im lettin Universal Republic have it, fuck it. What they gon’ do, spank me?? hahahaha.”

While 55,000 is a small shipment in light of the fact that his previous album, However, the rock-based new LP represents a dramatic stylistic shift from the hip-hop of his first two albums.

“He is accurate that Universal shipped about 55,000 units, but this album is not in the vein of his prior releases,” a source told Billboard.

Industry experts told Billboard that the label’s CD shipment should be more than enough to meet demand.

The album has been at the top of the iTunes album chart for most of Tuesday.

Source: OnThe6th