Update: Urban Outfitters Did Not Sell Halsey's Album Early
UPDATE: Urban Outfitters did not sell early copies of Halsey's new album, despite erroneous tweets to the contrary.
Urban Outfitters accidentally leaked alternative music artist Halsey’s 2015 debut Badlands, mistakenly shipping a bunch of copies out weeks in advance and then mistakenly selling more copies in stores three days before its release date.
Halsey wasn’t happy then, angrily tweeting “What kind of company are you?” at the retailer, but she evidently got over it, because she decided to sell a limited edition version of her next album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, exclusively on Urban Outfitters:
But maybe she shouldn’t have. Because Hopeless Fountain Kingdom is supposed to be out this Friday, but once again, Urban Outfitters has already started selling it in stores:
UH WHAT THE FUCK THE VINYL IS IN STORES??? pic.twitter.com/uAnpp7xRSn— iznik (@dualipe) May 30, 2017
Her label, Astralwerks, seems concerned:
hey ~ can u DM us?— Astralwerks (@Astralwerks) May 30, 2017
And her fans are really not having it:
urban outfitters need to stop playing halsey— kay (@Breakingirwin) May 30, 2017
urban outfitters has me fucked up doing halsey dirty twice— julia (@okayhfkingdom) May 30, 2017
halsey needs to stop collabing with urban outfitters they've leaked her albums FUCKING TWICE— jen & dre (@aureumroses) May 30, 2017
urban outfitters thinks they're slick leaking halsey's new album smh unacceptable #UrbanOutfittersIsOverParty— E -- (@room9three) May 30, 2017
halsey better sue urban outfitters for screwing her over again— lynds (@bitinthebulIet) May 30, 2017
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom is out now via Urban Outfitters.
This article originally appeared in Stereogum.