The release date for Jay-Z’s highly anticipated album The Blueprint 3 has been shuffled due to bootlegging and leaks on the Internet.
The new album will now be released this Tuesday (September 8) as opposed to the original date of Friday, September 11.
Over the past two week, songs from The Blueprint 3 – mainly those produced by Timbaland – landed on net.
More recently, the entire album was leaked, prompting Jay-Z to address the issue in an interview.
I may be the most bootlegged artist in history, Jay-Z told MTV News during a press conference. Its a preview. Im excited for people to hear the album. Im very proud of the work Ive done, so enjoy it.”
Jay-Z’s benefit concert supporting the New York Police and Fire Widows and Childrens Benefit Fund will continue as planned on September 11.