The best part about The-Dream putting out 1977? The fact that he’s doing press behind it, and he’s doing these illuminating interviews where he talks about whatever he wants. For instance, there’s this interview with Rolling Stone, where he talks about his divorce, how he writes songs, about how Def Jam rush-released Love King, and about Beyonce’s baby. It’s pretty crazy and all over the place, so here’s a sampling:
Still, with the backlash of the urban female audience, do you need to repair your image?
No one’s cleaning up shit. If I’m so bad then I’m the baddest motherfucker on the planet. I know who I am. Christina and Nivea know who I am and one day they’ll look back and say, “You know who was a dope motherfucker? Dream. Other men played me but him? He set it straight down, like Patròn, no chaser.” If I write a record like “Used To Be” and say you’re nagging me, that’s why I ain’t fucking with you no more. If I say I love you to death and I want to get married, then that’s what I do. Even if you go from dating to marriage in six months? Even if it’s six days! I’m looking right now! [Laughs]
Do you feel Def Jam rushed the release of Love King?
Of course! Nobody ain’t fucking with me like that.
So it was a Def Jam conspiracy?
It’s just how it is.
Will The Love IV hit shelves in 2011 or 2012?
It will come out when it’s ready.