News: With Wale Long Gone, "Bad" Collaborator Tiara Thomas Joins Music Giant

Monday, Jun 3, 2013 6:46PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

R&B singer Tiara Thomas has officially cemented her departure from Wale by joining Interscope Records this week.

According to reports, TT is now an artist on producer Rico Love's Division1 imprint.

Things aren't bad at all in Tiara Thomas' camp by any means. The singer/songwriter has inked a deal with the Interscope Records family, joining Rico Love's Division1. The 23-year-old Indianapolis native is the mighty pen behind Wale's hit single "Bad," a song she co-wrote and co-produced before linking with the record's lyricist. According to Biz Journals, Thomas is the first signee to Love's startup. This comes as a surprise to fans who believed she'd stay linked up to MMG's "Gifted" MC. However, her new home welcomes her with open arms. (VIBE)

Last week, Wale revealed Thomas had left him for another music opportunity.

Speaking of Thomas, Wale said that she's found a "situation." Although it's not with him (despite a couple of years of industry friendship and mentoring), he wishes her well. "I was a casualty of the game," he said, noting that the two never signed "paperwork." "Shout out to Tiara Thomas, though, she's a dope artist, she's an incredible artist ... I kick myself before I complain about somebody else." (BET)

Despite the break-up, Tiara still appears on Wale's upcoming The Gifted solo album.

1. The Curse of the Gifted 2. LoveHate Thing feat. Sam Dew 3. Sunshine 4. Heavin In the Afternoon feat. Meek Mill 5. Golden Salvation (Jesus Piece) 6. Vanity 7. Gullible 8. Bricks 9. Clappers feat. Nicki Minaj & Juicy J 10. Bad (Remix) feat. Rihanna 11. Tired of Dreaming 12. Rotation feat. Wiz Khalifa & 2 Chainz 13. Simple Man 14. 88 15. Black Heroes 16. Bad feat. Tiara Thomas) (The Gifted)

On Monday (June 3), Wale swapped out Thomas for R&B singer Rihanna on the new "Bad" remix.

Wale does "Bad" with some help from the original bad girl, Rihanna, on the remix to his hit single. The pop star cries out on the sultry, yet sad hook, and even throws down some rhymes. "Bad girls want a real ni**a," she declares, while Wale raps, "All the bad girls always end up unapologetic." (Rap-Up)

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