The Dream Gives ‘Love King IV’ Update, Blames Label For ‘Love King’ Failure?

Published: Thursday 8th Sep 2011 by Rashad

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.  😐

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  1. Lova September 8, 2011

    I’m Just Gonna Pray For Him

  2. Almond Joy September 8, 2011

    Rolling Stone are so shady…. I love how they worded their questions to him and he’s just a piece of s*** asshole HAHA!!! Sam, take notes on how to be a journalist and be shady the CORRECT WAY!!

    Your current interview skills come off as amateur insecure faggotry… LEARN from this so you can improve.

  3. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) September 8, 2011

    OK…hopeless romantic?So, cheating on your wife is romantic?So, aside from lighting a bunch of candles and buying flowers, now all romantic guys should get some mistresses as well.WOW!And the 2nd question…*blank stare.What he said about Def Jam was stupid.They gave him a budget to release a bunch of videos and it’s not their fault that the lead single wasn’t good enough.I guess he’s right, though.Nobody “ain’t f******” with him like that; that’s why he has to release free records.Arrogance is not a good thing…

  4. JJFAN1814 September 8, 2011

    Can’t wait to hear what he’s cooking up for Rihanna!!!

  5. JJFAN1814 September 8, 2011

    & Sam, how is it trying times when he’s writing songs for your favs and others??? #oops

  6. YAAAS BOO! September 8, 2011

    Dream is a real bloated f*****, isn’t he? Everything about him screams ‘I’M A C***’.

  7. IS†ANN4GAGA September 8, 2011

    Please do NOT come up for an excuse for why people ain’t checkin’ for your album……I could see someone like Ciara back this up with validity but IDK about The-Dream….

  8. RHI RHI IS QUEEN September 8, 2011


  9. Vegas girl September 8, 2011

    Interesting. Well if the Dream ( who at some point was an executive at Def Jam ) doesn’t have control over his releases ( release date,etc.) I’m assuming NO artist really has control. Maybe some people have leverage based on success but not legit control. Horrible.

    Oh and I probably won’t be checking for his next solo project though. Good luck though.

  10. S*** (U MAD?) September 8, 2011

    DREAM is soooo UGLY!!!

    Christina Milian must be BLIND!!

    But I Think Woman in General have TERRIBLE taste in Men (See these UGLY Blk Ballers pulling 8s, 9s & 10s) 😕

    Its a Good thing to me though 😉

    Save the Uglys for the Womens 🙂

  11. vicious vixen September 8, 2011

    And The Hamburgler aka The Nightmare opens his mouth again…. Smdh. What an asshole! I’m sorry but if I was Christina I would have doused his arrogant ass up with some hot grits followed by my impersonation of a sushi chef with THE sharpest knife in my kitchen.

  12. vicious vixen September 8, 2011


    It does seem like some of the finest men are gay though…

  13. HonestlySpeaking (4lopsbiotch) September 8, 2011

    It’s easy to blame the label when an album is a failure when in fact no one is checking for you anymore…#JUSTSAYING

  14. Sherry September 9, 2011

    @Viciousvixen-Lmao at the hot grits comment! He’s a damn fool. How is he downplaying his marriage to Christina like it was a fling. 6 months??? They share a daughter!!! He needs a hug and therapy…after being smacked in the face with hot grits. The label had nothing to do with his cd failing. The backlash from his affair, poor way he handled it was the reason. Sad part is he makes good songs but his behavior is turning off the artists he usually works with and his fans.

  15. Neil Walker September 9, 2011

    Isnt this the same guy that months before Ciara’s CD came out he was on the radio saying she can’t blame anyone if her CD doesnt sell but herself? Seems like he’s doing just that but I guess its different because its him. The music industry has changed with every fan feeling like they have to be a critic of artist they dont even give a chance to instead of just enjoying the music for what it is it will never be the same. Not a real fan of Ciara or Dream but facts are facts if you want to be a force as a performer now you have to put out quality material and lots of it.

  16. Bey’knight September 9, 2011

    His as annoying as ever, who would wanna be friends with someone like that?

    Btw didnt all his albums flop? Why single out one, thats not fair on the other two

    Out-of-sight boy out of sight!!!!

  17. …. Nick …. September 9, 2011

    He want rihanna to song with it.

  18. nice_gurl September 9, 2011

    He has an annoying personality but I actually enjoyed the mixtape.

  19. Sleazy September 9, 2011

    @Istanforgaga maybe he should have sold his album for 99cnts like gaga

  20. Yxx September 9, 2011

    Dream, listen, nobody bought your lp, cause nobody can stand your voice! On Top of that you’re annoying as f***…

  21. THE ORIGINAL IS†ANN4GAGA September 9, 2011



    correction:you mean maybe he can beg Amazon to sell his s*** for 99 cents…..

    SMH at y’all still using the 99 cents excuse.

  22. Robier September 9, 2011

    The Nightmare

  23. TYLER September 9, 2011

    He’s an awsome writer! and makes great songs….. thats where it stops

  24. youlee September 18, 2011

    Dream is going down… Im ur biggest fan, do it like u did in the last 2 albums

  25. Real Talk November 5, 2011

    It’s a bunch of hating ass mofo’s up here. Most of ya’ll need to keep your talentless opinions to yourselfs. Because, The-Dream has accomplished things most of you haters never will. Its easy to judge someone from the outside looking in. You bum ass b****** couldn’t walk in his shoes. Lets talk facts, The-Dream has over a dozen hits under his belt which makes him a very talented artist. Most of you people have never accomplished s*** in your sorry ass lives other then getting a job at Popeye’s, knocked up or paroled. Judge him on his music and not his personal life unless you know him personally. You don’t have his money, fame or talent. Most of these dirty broads up here are stunting and would have the mans baby at a moments notice. You haters need to cut the s*** out! The-Dream is my favorite R&B artist. S***, I cant wait for his next album, The Love IV (Diary of a Mad Man) to drop. I waiting on it like some of ya’ll is waiting on the 1st and the 15th. LMAO!!! F*****’ losers.

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