SZA Voices Frustration With TDE: “I Actually Quit”
In addition to being one of the best record labels going, Top Dog Entertainment usually seems like some kind of hip-hop utopia. Apparently the inner workings are not so smooth all the time. We learned earlier this year that Isaiah Rashad was put on the bench a couple years ago until he could overcome his substance abuse issues, though thankfully that all seems resolved and we have a fantastic album to show for it. Now it seems SZA, the label’s lone R&B artist, finds herself in a similar state of limbo.
In a since-deleted tweet Monday, SZA expressed her frustration over TDE president Terrence “Punch” Henderson delaying her album release, writing: “I actually quit . @iamstillpunch can release my album if he ever feels like it . Y’all be blessed .” Here’s a screengrab of the tweet via Pitchfork:
In an interview with EW earlier this year, SZA said her album A would be out “while everyone is still in a bathing suit.” And when TDE teased its 2016 release schedule, SZA’s album was included.
Punch did not directly respond to SZA, but around the time of her tweet, he posted a photo of Heath Ledger’s Joker maniacally laughing:
— Punch TDE (@iamstillpunch) October 3, 2016