News: Olivia Reflects On Leaving G-Unit, "I Still Talk To Lloyd Banks & Tony Yayo All The Time"
Friday, Nov 6, 2009 9:00AM
Former G-Unit member Olivia recently discussed her departure from 50 Cent's camp and where she stands with remaining members Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo.
Aside from the Unit, Olivia also touched up on her big screen movie acting roles.
"It was really just a bunch of politics, 50 and I had the same manager," Olivia explained in an interview. "We always had conflicts with him bringing back information on me or him bringing in information on him. There was no R&B present at the labels; there wasn't any at Violator or at G-Unit. 50 really had to do everything himself. He doesn't know about R&B...I still talk to Banks and Yayo all the time. Sha Money is my big brother. Fif and I haven't spoken. We both tried to reach out to each other and it didn't work out. It's all cool though. Everything is fine...The three movies are ready...The first movie we did was called Peephole. The last one we shot was called Conspiracy X with Shawn Baker as the director. Kellita Smith is in that one, it's a great movie. It's about a guy who just got out of jail and he's trying to get back on his feet. He ends up running his own clothing company. Somebody tries to frame him and that is why it's called Conspiracy X. I'm just happy to be able to get into new things and pursue different endeavors." (All Hip Hop)
The former KING Magazine covergirl recently said she has been able to return to her R&B roots since 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 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")
Check out a recent Olivia interview below: