News: Former G-Unit Singer Olivia Goes Hollywood, "I've Been Doing Movies" [Video]
Tuesday, Oct 6, 2009 3:35PM
Former G-Unit member Olivia recently spoke on parting ways with 50 Cent's camp, completing an upcoming album and pursuing a career in the film industry.
The former KING Magazine covergirl said she has been able to return to her R&B roots upon cutting ties with the Unit.
"I've been doing movies, y'all, finishing the album, I've been touring overseas, it's been a whole lot that y'all haven't seen me doing but the people who have been following me online checking out where I've been, they know what's up," Olivia said in an interview. "I've been working even though y'all don't think I've been working...When I was on G-Unit, I had to conform to what was on G-Unit, so I couldn't come out with R&B records because I was with a bunch of rappers so now I get to do exactly what I want to do and you get to hear me really sing, but again, for the people that come to my live shows, they see what I do...I'm no longer with G-Unit, I'm back solo." (Power Played)
Olivia emerged over the summer to deny rumors of having sexual relationships with Young Buck and Maino.
"Y'all are in so much trouble with me now," she said jokingly. "That is so it, I'm not your girlfriend anymore, Whoo Kid. I denounce it son. [laughs] I'm not messing with y'all. Y'all done had your Fourth of July parade. What's funny is that I actually was just checking my Twitter page real quick and one of the girls forwarded the message that you sent and said you was looking for me and when I seen the caption that Maino is looking for Olivia, I said 'Ah here Whoo Kid go.' ... Get the h*ll outta here about [me and Buck rumors]. Please. Y'all are the worst yo. I miss y'all retards, yo. Nah come on, get outta here. You know better than that Whoo Kid 'cause you were always with me. Don't act like we weren't in the casino and got ran up on by Buck 'cause he's mad we over there shooting dice and he's holding our phones. [Mase], that's my boy. We reached out and looked out for him." (Radio Planet TV)
50 Cent announced Olivia's departure from G-Unit around spring 2007 on the now defunct "Miss Jones in the Morning" radio show.
"Yeah, there was just so many miscommunications going on with the actual project," Fif said about releasing Olivia from his label. "That it frustrated me to the point, that I felt like I gotta focus on 50 Cent." ("Miss Jones In The Morning")
In addition to being the "First Lady of G-Unit," she was also set to release her first album on the label called Behind Closed Doors.
Her G-Unit set captures her street savvy wit on hip-hop tracks featuring her brethren 50, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck and Tony Yayo, as well as her more vulnerable disposition on honest ballads. The diverse assortment of beats are delivered by a variety of respected producers including Dr. Dre, resident G-Unit producer Sha Money XL, Robert Smith and the Movement, among others. (Olivia Spot)
Check out Olivia's interview below: