R&B singer Ginuwine has broken his silence on falling out with producer Timbaland and said his former associate gave him the cold shoulder on various occasions.
According to Gin, it was Timbaland who cut off ties with him.
“Me and Tim were real close at one point,” he explained in an interview. “A lot of the times that I reached out, there were a bunch of excuses. I begged and pleaded with him because I felt a certain way but I was like, is it just a bad vibe that I’m picking up on? Maybe I’m bugging out, I don’t know. But it came out to be true and I still feel like he owes me an apology for that. The reason I’m pissed off at him now is because of what he did. I would’ve been cool and not bothered him if he would’ve said, ‘Nah, I’m too busy,’ or gave me the lame excuse like he’s been giving me. But don’t do it and then not do what you’re supposed to do [to promote the song].” (VIBE)
Rumors on their issues began to surface on multiple music blogs last fall.
What’s really good between old pals Timbaland and Ginuwine? It seems Tim doesn’t want to be in Ginuwine’s video for “Get Involved” ft Missy and Timbaland himself, and is said to have dodged Ginuwine’s calls. He even used the excuse that he was getting “too fat” as a reason to back out of the video which left Ginuwine hurt about the situation. (Bryonce)
Tim is widely acclaimed for helping shape Ginuwine’s early singing career.
With the strikingly inventive Timbaland behind the boards, Ginuwine cut his debut album, Ginuwine…The Bachelor, and released it later in 1996. “Pony” became a number one R&B smash, also reaching number six on the pop charts, and the album became an eventual double-platinum hit. It spun off several more R&B hits over the next year, including “Tell Me Do U Wanna,” “I’ll Do Anything/I’m Sorry,” “Holler,” and “Only When Ur Lonely”; it also featured a homage to one of Ginuwine’s main influences in the cover of Prince’s “When Doves Cry.” (All Music)
Gin’s latest album was released in July 2009 and debuted on the Top 200.
R&B singer Ginuwine made his return to the charts this week as A Man’s Thoughts locked in No. 9. After seven days on shelves, the singer’s new album has sold 37,400 records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out Ginuwine & Timbaland’s “Get Involved” down below: