November 22nd, 2014 by Navjosh
Everybody wonders why Jeremih’s number 1 hit ‘Don’t Tell Em’ doesn’t have a music video. The singer has opened a bit about his absence from the mainstream and why it’s taking so long to release his third album Late Nights: The Album which was originally set to hit stores on September 30th.
He partly blames the legal fight with his 2 year old son’s mother and lack of interest from his label Def Jam for his no show.
On not shooting a video for the hit song:
“I blame myself,” the singer says, sitting on the rooftop of West Hollywood hotel Palihouse. “I had a video scheduled. I just didn’t show up to it because of…” he trails off, declining to elaborate. “I’m not going to point my finger at somebody else at this point.”
“When you can count on your hands how many videos you’ve done in your career, when you’ve never performed your hits on TV, something’s not right. Everyone always wants to say I’m shy. I don’t think so, but there’s a disconnect with my fans. I want my fans to see me — that’s what they never do.”
On his absence:
“My label is hesitating and not being on my side. I stopped caring about being Jeremih over the last few months,” he says. “A lot of people don’t know I have a 2-year-old son. His mom wasn’t allowing me to see him, and it was messing with me. I was internally unbalanced. But I just got out of that trial and I won. I want to show some skin now,” he says. “Over the next few months, if you don’t hear about me, something’s wrong.”