News: Young Money's Shanell Holds Her Own, "[Lil] Wayne's Reason For Choosing Each Of Us Is That..."

Thursday, May 12, 2011 1:25AM

Written by Rosario Harper

Young Money singer Shanell aka SNL recently discussed her role on Lil Wayne's record label and why each artist has a specific purpose to keep the team's flag waving.

The pop rocker feels she is responsible for bringing in more awareness of Young Money.

"Wayne's reason for choosing each and every one of us, [in] Young Money, is that we are talented in our own way and we do know how to create our own music and create our own world," Shanell revealed in an interview. "It's the only place that I've seen where you can actually do that. I think what I am for Young Money is that tool to sort of go outside of the norm. That's my challenge and my responsibility is to be able to go outside of what Young Money is comfortable with, bring in a new audience and bring in new people to work with." (Billboard)

Shanell previously spoke on working side-by-side with Wayne for his 2010 rap-rock release, Rebirth.

"On the Rebirth album, a few of the tracks I worked on were one, 'Prom Queen,'" Shanell revealed in an interview. "'I'm So Over You,' which is on the bonus edition. A song called 'Runnin'' and 'American Star.' I really really like 'Runnin'' and how that song came about, I actuallyw was, I'd just jumped in the booth and started singing and screaming and Wayne actually liked it and said, 'Let me put a verse on it.' It was gonna be something I was probably gonna keep myself but it works out kinda the way he put it together." (Rap-Up)

Last year, Wayne dismissed rumors claiming he was romantically tied to Shanell.

"That's a rumor, sweetheart," he said. "No, it's never been a personal thing. As far as us being friends, yeah. That's my friend. Shanell is a great artist and that's it, period. She's a Young Money great artist. I heard a rumor that she was pregnant from me. How could that be? We've never had sex. How could she be pregnant from me? You've got to have sex to be pregnant. That's one of the things you have to do. I don't understand how people's brains work. You know? I'm a really big person. I'm a real superstar. I'm not afraid to tell you or nobody else, you know? I die every week [according to the rumors]. I'm in jail right now [according to the rumors]. No, [the questions] bothers you, because you have to actually think if it's true or not and come sit down and ask this dumb a** sh*t. I know you have to feel stupid, because it's like me sitting here and looking at your [brown] hair and asking you, 'Since you dyed your hair green, how do you feel?' Your hair obviously isn't green." (Lil Wayne HQ)

Shanell previously said pregnancy reports with Wayne stemmed from past gossip.

"Basically it came from a corny rumor that escalated," Shanell said in an interview. "First I was dating him, then I was his girlfriend, then we were getting married, then we were settling down and now I'm pregnant. It's so foolish we've haven't paid it any attention...All the rest of the rumors were kinda funny except that one. When my mother called me like, 'Um?,' [I was] like, 'No! Are you serious?' I don't care about the rumors, but I just want people to know that I'm not pregnant. I've got an album coming out, I'm a dancer, I'm in shape and children are not anywhere in my future." (MTV)

Check out a past Shanell interview down below:

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