News: Eve Says Dr. Dre Locked Her Up: "He Wouldn't Let Me Out"

Thursday, Nov 29, 2012 4:36PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Former Aftermath Records rapper Eve recently talked about her time under Dr. Dre's wing and just how much of a perfectionist the platinum-selling producer really is.

While she acknowledged Aftermath for sparking her career, Eve revealed why she broke ties with the popular label.

"Aftermath was my first home, with Dr. Dre," Eve reminded viewers when she appeared on Wednesday's "RapFix Live." "But me and Dre just couldn't get along. ... I'm a strong chick and I don't like being told what to do. I don't care if you're the best at what you do. Dre just knows how to push your buttons, but I just have to say every time he pushed my buttons, he got the best out of me. So he knew what he was doin'." (MTV)

She also dished out just how much Dre emphasizes perfection not only on himself but with his artists.

"I can't remember exactly what record, but he made me say one word over, like 45 times. I swear to God; I'm not lying," she said anecdotally. "He wouldn't let me out of the studio. I kicked the mic down and threw a bottle at the glass, and after I did all that, I said it the right way and he let me out." (MTV)

A couple years ago, Eve took a soft jab at Dre's long-awaited and delayed Detox LP.

"[laughs] I don't mean to laugh but it's only funny because obviously I've been taking a long time talking about my record, Dr. Dre has taken the longest time, are we still talking about Detox," Eve said in an interview. "Seriously. I feel Detox is not real. I do. Honestly, I would be honored [to be featured], I hope he does call me 'if' the album happens. God forbid he sees this, [nevertheless] I believe in you Dre, but where's the album? Seriously. I don't know. I hope he calls." (I'm Not A Rappa TV)

Eve reportedly left Aftermath and joined forces with Interscope imprint Geffen in the late 2000's. reports that Eve has left Dr. Dre's Aftermath Records and signed with Geffen Records. She will release her fourth solo album, Here I Am, on August 7th on Geffen. The first single off the album is called "Tambourine" and was produced by Swizz Beatz. Eve is the second artist after The Game to leave Aftermath and sign with Geffen. (Rap-Up)

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