As previously mentioned, 2010 was intended to be the year when the official Lupe Fiasco comeback was supposted to take place. The label announced they were going to begin promoting him. Quickly, Lupe Fiasco landed a deal to record the “Nothin’ on You” single. But, his label, Atlantic Records, decided to give the song to B.o.B.
Both artists are signed to Atlantic Records and B.o.B. already had buzz because of his Grand Hustle affiliation. This, paired with the fact that his version was more popular led to Atlantic Records giving the single to B.o.B. Eventually, “Nothin’ on You” became a summer hit and topped the Billboard Hot 100.
This hurt Lupe Fiasco on many levels, as he was obviously played by his own team. Forced to hear the song over and over, knowing it should have been his, worked Lupe Fiasco over. Soon, the pain drove the Chicago rapper crazy and he wanted to end things. Because of B.o.B.’s success with his single became too much and Lupe Fiasco contemplated suicide.
Lupe Fiasco said the Atlantic Records executives told him his version of the song was wack and they passed it off to B.o.B. and he turned it into a smash.