'Lasers' cemented its position on top of the music charts after moving 204,843 units. The long delayed album was finally released on March 8, but when it leaked to the web a few days earlier, it was met with a barrage of negative reaction from fans. A hurt Lupe took to Twitter to address the insults, writing, "I never thought lasers would inspire so much negativity. Reading the comments and reactions is crushing [sic]."
Despite news that Lupe's new album--a follow up to 2007's 'The Cool'--had been complete for over two years, the record was still shelved indefinitely by Atlantic Records. Following a protest at the label's New York City office last fall, it was finally given a release date but during album promotion, Lupe admitted that the delay cycle had attached some bitter sentiments to the album.
"One thing I try to stress about this project is, I love and hate this album. I listen to it and I'll like some of the songs," Lupe explained to Complex magazine. "But when I think about what it took to actually get the record together and everything that I went through on this record-which is something I can't separate-I hate this album.
Despite all the delay issues, Lupe commemorated the milestone via Twitter on Wednesday morning (Mar. 16), writing to fans, "Thank You #Lasers #1."