Setting current_status >> title not working

Good day,
I can successfully create a new project through the API however I am trying to set the title of the Current Status object

    "current_status": {
      "author": {
        "name": "Greg Sanchez"
      "color": "green",
      "created_by": {
        "name": "Greg Sanchez"
      "modified_at": null,
      "text": "The project is moving forward according to plan...",
      "title": "THIS IS MY VALUE" <----

but it seems like that value can not be set via the API? because no matter what i set the text to it always defaults to " Status Update - [MMM dd]"
Is this a default that i should disable somewhere?