News: Ruff Ryders CEO On Eve's Interscope Departure, "They Didn't Do What They Was Supposed To"
Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 6:51PM
Ruff Ryders CEO Waah Dean recently spoke on rapper Eve parting ways with Interscope Records and why her time at Jimmy Iovine's renowned label has come to an end.
According to Dean, E-v-e's time with Interscope imprint Aftermath Records and Dr. Dre has not ended on bad terms.
"Eve is pretty much in the process of being released from the Interscope deal right now," he explained in an interview. "We're in negotiations of helping her get in control of her situation, we're supporting her. Interscope is a great label that supported us in our success along with Def Jam and Universal. So we got Eve from Dre initially [and she wanted to go back] and they went through something. Eve was working out that way (Los Angeles), doing movies a lot and they kind of like was clicking at that time so we wanted to support Eve in whatever she wanted to do and that's what we do. We support our artists and our family so at that time she wanted to do that. And we was there to embrace and support her and they didn't do what they was supposed to do on some level but she's getting released and we're gonna be here to support her in whatever direction she want to go." (Hip Hop Wired)
Writing via Twitter this week, Eve confirmed reports of her parting with Interscope.
The rapper-turned-actress revealed on Twitter Friday (Jan. 15) that she has parted ways with Interscope Geffen A&M Records where she released her first three albums. "Let me tell u what happened with music so ya'll don't think I quit," she told her followers. "Left Interscope, free agent now. Went back in re-doing music. Trust me." As for her oft-delayed fourth studio album, the first since 2002's Eve-Olution, she says it's coming this year. "Not letting this year pass wit out an ALBUM! Can't take the non-sense MUSIK." (Rap-Up)
Reports last September suggested she cut business ties with Interscope imprint, Geffen.
There are reports that Eve has completely lost her...clothing line, Fetish, and she has been dropped from her label. The label news comes at a good time for Eve, being that the new Ruff Ryders video dropped last week and the anticipated success of their collective album looks to be in the future for the Pit Bull in a skirt. (Bossip)
Last month, SOHH spoke with Ruff Ryders' Drag-On about his comparison of Eve to Lil Wayne protege Nicki Minaj.
"Yeah of course, Eve is always gonna be in it to win it, she's working on her album right now too," Drag told SOHH. "I heard it's bananas too. Like, it's crazy. She's always in it to win it. But I like Nicki Minaj, I ain't gonna front. I like her swag and what she's got going on." (SOHH)
Check out Eve's "Me N My" down below: