Careless World
by Tyga

Album: Careless World: Rise of the Last King (2012)
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  • Tyga and his team were certainly careless when they failed to clear a sample of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech with MLK's estate for this track. Consequently, approximately 150,000 copies of Careless World: Rise of the Last King were pulled from stores just before it was released on February 21 2012 and new albums, with the MLK speech removed, were quickly shipped as replacements. The mishap cost Tyga a significant percentage of his first-week takings with his sales tally coming mainly from digital outlets. "I felt like a lot of my fans and some of the younger generation know of Martin Luther King, but they don't really understand his struggle or what he did and the message he was trying to give to younger people like myself," Tyga explained on MTV 's RapFix Live. "Me knowing that is why I used the phrase on that song, and I really wanted that part on the song. It was, like, 10 seconds. If I thought it was gonna jeopardize my first-week sales, I wouldn't have used it. I used it because I wanted the message to get out."
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