News: Omarion Explains Cutting Ties W/ Lil Wayne, "People Thinking I Got Dropped From Young Money"
Thursday, Aug 20, 2009 9:32PM
Former B2K singer Omarion has explained why his time on Lil Wayne's Young Money was cut short after signing to the company earlier this summer and claimed it was his decision to leave the label known for a roster including Drake and Nicki Minaj.
Responding to fans' concerns via Twitter, Omarion killed all rumors about being dropped by Young Money.
"How kan I fall or get dropped when lam "gravity"...and jah is by my side being tha force that's driving and parachuting my arriving plateau," he wrote on Thursday (August 20). "What up tweep's good day.There's alot of people thinking i got dropped from Y.m that has never nor will ever b the kase I asked to b...realeased,I didnt get dropped.I wish wayne and all of Y.m good luck for there future. There r no hard feelings,business is business and I..made a decision that I felt was best for me..ALBUM OLLUSION still koming video still koming really soon luv yall thanx for holdin me down!" (Omarion's Twitter)
Young Money President Mack Maine confirmed the singer's departure in a written statement sent to SOHH yesterday evening.
"Omarion is no longer with Young Money," he confirmed. "May God be with him and his future endeavors." (SOHH)
The singer reportedly inked his deal in early June, however, details surrounding the contract were never fully disclosed to the public.
Drake hasn't finalized his highly-anticipated major label deal yet, but friend and collaborator Omarion, who appeared on Drake's popular So Far Gone mixtape, has found a label home. Omarion has signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money imprint, becoming Drake's labelmate. Speculation about the signing started when fellow singer, Tyrese, posted a Twitter message several days ago congratulating him on his new deal. Omarion took to his own Twitter page just yesterday (June 1) and confirmed that he is indeed signed to Young Money. (Billboard)
Young Money, which consists of Drizzy, Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda and more, recently made headlines after signing Bow Wow.
"To the naysayers, I hope that you give me the opportunity to earn your respect," Bow Wow wrote Tuesday (August 18) night in a blog entry about his record deal. "I know that over the years I've put many of my faults on display which I make no excuses for. I'm young and I've made mistakes and I will make more. No different than any other 22 year old, I still have some growing up to do...To anyone who's confused or says I don't belong in Cash Money. Let me remind you that I've been down with Baby, Slim, Wayne and the whole Cash Money family from the beginning. 10 years ago when we really were 'Lil' me and Wayne did a song for the Hardball movie soundtrack. Baby was influential in my third album. Last year, Wayne and I spent 2 months together in New Orleans filming Hurricane Season. So please don't be misinformed and think I'm just jumpin' on 'what's hot' or trying to ride others success. This has been my extended family for more than a decade." (Global Grind)
Check out Lil Wayne & Omarion's leaked "I Get It In" collaboration below: