The Chicago-bred crooner opens up in a new interview.

Jeremih‘s career has been in limbo for sometime: despite the critical success of 2012’s Late Nights With Jeremih and the smash single ‘Don’t Tell ‘Em’, his long-gestating album Late Nights still doesn’t have a release date (after being pushed back from September 30 to November 4), and ‘Don’t Tell ‘Em’ doesn’t even have a video.

“I blame myself,” the singer tells Billboard. “I had a video scheduled. I just didn’t show up to it because of…” of issues on which he declines to elaborate. “I’m not going to point my finger at somebody else at this point.”

Regarding the album’s delay, Jeremih cites mixing, mastering and issues with clearing both guests and samples, a frequent refrain from the world of delayed albums. Encouragingly, he describes Late Nights as “clatchet” — short for classy ratchet.

However, he also says his label, Def Jam, has not been on his side, and that personal matters — including a custody battle over his 2-year-old son and an incident at a restaurant in Montana — have kept him distracted.



Share Tweet

Privacy Preference Center

Required Cookies & Technologies

Some of the technologies we use are necessary for critical functions like security and site integrity, account authentication, security and privacy preferences, internal site usage and maintenance data, and to make the site work correctly for browsing and transactions.

gdpr, woocommerce_cart_hash, woocommerce_items_in_cart, _wp_wocommerce_session, sucuri_cloudproxy_uuid_*

Site Customisation

Cookies and similar technologies are used to improve your experience, to do things like:

- remember your login, general, and regional preferences
- personalize content, search, recommendations, and offers

Without these technologies, things like personalised recommendations, your account preferences, or localisation may not work correctly.


Personalised Advertising

These technologies are used for things like:

- personalised ads
- to limit how many times you see an ad
- to understand usage via Google Analytics
- to understand how you got to our web properties
- to ensure that we understand the audience and can provide relevant ads

We do this with social media, marketing, and analytics partners (who may have their own information they’ve collected). Saying no will not stop you from seeing our ads, but it may make them less relevant or more repetitive.

_ga, _gid, gat,_gads,_fbp