News: Lil Wayne On Omarion's Young Money Exit, "I Let Him Make His Decision" [Video]
Thursday, Oct 15, 2009 1:20PM
Young Money head honcho Lil Wayne has addressed Omarion's recent departure from his label and said the split had nothing to do with leaked records.
According to Wayne, the two artists shared different ideas about their business relationship.
"Uhm, we made different decisions," Weezy explained in an interview with radio personality Tim Westwood. "And time is nothing when you, there's no deadline or nothing like that when you're making decisions on your future, on your career. For a person like me, I don't put no deadline on it because today you can say 'I wanna do this' and tomorrow [or] that night you can say, 'I wanna think it over and do something different.' It is your career, it is your future and it is your life and I respect that and that's all it was. Different decisions was made and I let him make his decision and his decision was to go another route. Yeah. Nah, leaking the records? They leaked the records after that, after the decision. The records leaked after the decision, yeah, so it was nothing to do with the leaking of the records. Dude just made different decisions and went on the road somewhere else." (Tim Westwood TV)
Omarion also described the importance of being a "superstar" without being overshadowed by Weezy's presence earlier this month.
"Business-wise, Young Money and Cash Money are two totally separate entities," O explained in an interview. "Wayne has his group of artists and Cash Money has its group of artists. It is one big family but Bow Wow, he's under Birdman. That didn't have anything to do with me wanting to be released...The whole Young Money situation was a really, really great idea in the beginning. But when I really started to think about the history of superstars, you know, they stand alone, including Wayne, Kanye [West]...So when I thought about that I really wanted to pursue, and at that moment I had an opportunity to not only be an entertainer and stand on my own, but be an entrepreneur." (VIBE)
Omarion recently decided to form his own imprint with EMI.
Omarion will be releasing the new album via his label imprint, Starworld Entertainment, through EMI Label Services. The multi-platinum superstar will release his anticipated third studio album, Ollusion, on November 24th. Throughout each record on the forthcoming release, Omarion showcases his growth as an artist and entertainer. The triple threat known for his vocal, dancing and acting abilities, penned and co-produced all of the songs on Ollusion. Producers who collaborated on the album include Tank, King, Detail and 253, among others; along with guest appearances by Gucci Mane and Fabolous. (PR Newswire)
Omarion responded to fans' concerns via Twitter in August about why he decided to leave Weezy's label after signing around June.
"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)
Check out Lil Wayne speaking on Omarion leaving Young Money below: