One rolling stone met another when The Dream recently sat down with the popular magazine following the release of his free LP ‘1977’. While the Hip Hop hitmaker is said to be readying a free followup to that LP, he dished with Rolling Stone about his latests – ‘Love King IV’, label drama, and love. All of the aforementioned, Dream says, will be explored on his upcoming studio work.
As always, addressing ex-wife Christina Milian also made its way into conversation. See what the ‘Single Ladies’ craftsman had to say these topics and Beyonce’s pregnancy announcement after the jump:
Via Rolling Stone:
So is the bitterness on 1977 from your public divorce from Christina?
I’m not bitter – I’m a crazy, hopeless romantic. I draw a lot from the a lot of my relationships, both Nivea and Christina, and three women no one talks about. People make too much of me and Christina anyway. We weren’t together that long, only like six months.
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.”
Even if you go from dating to marriage in six months?
Even if it’s six days! I’m looking right now! [Laughs]
How is your next album The Love IV (Diary of a Mad Man) coming?
Unlike Love King it won’t just come out because someone wants to meet some budget deadline.
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.
What artists have you been working with lately?
I’ve been doing stuff for Rihanna and Justin Bieber right now and I’m working on Roc Nation artists like Bridget Kelly. Whoever you can think of, I’m probably doing it. I love to see other artists go from being one hit away, like writing “Baby” for Justin Beiber, to making it and being a part of that.
Were you excited that Beyoncé announced her pregnancy during the MTV VMA’s while performing “Love On Top,” a song you wrote for her?
I was happy for her. It’s good to see someone who loves to do something like music learn to love doing something else. I can’t wait for her to see this thing that she can’t make in a studio. It’s a great feeling that I know she’ll have and I’ve already seen it in how she looks, which is why I knew she was pregnant earlier than I was told.
Well, you’ve got plenty experience with women and children, even if you don’t help with the babies.
[Laughs] You should interview Christina.
So she can say she wants to beat you up?
No, she would say, “I just love him to death.”
Guess it’s a good thing Dream’s remained modesty through these trying times. 😐