News: Eve Speaks On Being Dropped By Interscope Records, "People Promised Me Sh*t"
Monday, Apr 26, 2010 5:45PM
Former Aftermath Records artist Eve recently addressed being dropping from Interscope Records and explained how the label placed a hold on her music career.
Eve claims Interscope made bad business decisions with her records.
"[Interscope was] stupid because they didn't drop me at first, they [just shelfed me] and dropped the ball," Eve explained in an interview. "After 'Tambourine', they straight up were like, 'Umm, yeah, nah, we're not putting out the record.' After that I was like 'Y'all gotta let me go. I've been here 11 years and you're frontin on me?' It got to that point...They promised me the machine. The machine is basically the roll out. It's 'Yo, when ['Flirt'] comes out, we'll give you this, we'll give you that. And that's what made me mad. It'd be different if we didn't have a meeting where people promised me sh*t. If they were just like 'Oh we're going to put the album out and see what happens,' that would be one thing...But they were like 'No, we're making sure this happens, it's coming out on this date.' It was concrete. But it's all good, everything happens how it's supposed to, when it's supposed to." (VIBE)
Last January, Ruff Ryders CEO Waah Dean spoke on Eve parting ways with Interscope Records.
"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 earlier this year, Eve confirmed reports of her leaving 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)
No further details have been revealed as of now.