Exclusive: Olivia Explains Drake "Control" Duet, "In No Way Was I Trying To Deceive Anyone"
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2010 2:40PM
R&B singer Olivia hit up SOHH to address the confusion surrounding "Control," her duet record with Drake.
Speaking via a statement, Olivia informed SOHH of the song's creation.
"In no way was I trying to deceive anyone," Olivia promised. "The producers, Rony Arzoumanian, Raffi "DJ Special K" Kenadjan and DJ Finesse approached me about the record and asked if I could create a song around the beat and Drake verse they owned and created. Since I had not spoken to Drake, I was very clear that the record could not be used for my album and could only be used for mixtapes. After the record was done, it was released without my knowledge and we were quick to let people know it was a mixtape record. The producers put together the record and leaked it before they confirmed with Drake. The record "Control" was for my mixtape Under the Radar which comes out on the 25th on Oliviaworldwide.com. I was not pleased when the record leaked and made a statement regarding that on my Twitter. My team and I were not ready but it leaked and I did not leak it. It is what it is. It's the internet age we live in, it's a gift & a curse." (Statement)
Olivia hit up Twitter yesterday to address the leaked track.
"Hey guys my mixtape comes out n a 2 weeks be clear the 2 records that have leaked r just that mixtape records.sorry I couldn't present it to u myself!but rock out 2em," she wrote over the weekend. "@richdollaz is pissed lol its all good its the internet age we live in,its a gift and curse..Thank u 2all my true supporters.love u all...RT @BlogXilla: @OliviaLongott @Richdollaz umm how come i didn't get a copy of the joint w/ Drake?<--covering my face we were leaked!' (Olivia's Twitter)
Today, Drake said he did not willingly appear on the track.
"I support artist collaborations and sampling music that inspires you but I don't support taking unauthorized recordings and marketing them as features," Drake explained. "I've never worked with Olivia and I apologize to any fan who was duped into thinking that 'Control' was a collaboration of mine." (All Hip Hop)
The record leaked online late Friday (April 9) night.
New hot track called "Control" by singer, Olivia who is also a former G-Unit first lady surfaced recently. It features Canadian rapper, Drake. Olivia is currently working on her sophomore album titled 'Show the World' and is due to be released sometime in mid or end of 2010. (Music Juzz)
Check out Olivia & Drake's "Control" track below: