R&B singer Christina Milian recently discussed her status on Young Money and just how experimental Lil Wayne wants her to be on an upcoming LP.
Milian credits Young Money president Mack Maine and Weezy F. Baby for helping her avoid a timetable and think outside of the box.
“Wayne just gets his artists, which is great. I have a very one-on-one business relationship with everybody from Mack [Maine] to Wayne. They’re just very involved in the project and as far as bringing the music, playing songs, just giving their input,” Milian revealed in an interview. “Other than make the album, I want to get the single ready. I have a great opportunity with ‘The Voice’ to perform my single by the time the season is over. So I’m trying to get something ready, whether it’s a video or a song. … That’s one thing that’s great about Wayne. He’s like, ‘Work with different producers, take your time, but at the same time, try new things. Don’t be stuck on one thing.'” (“Big Boy’s Neighborhood”)
Although the deal did not get finalized until June, Milian revealed her Young Money ties last February.
“I’m going to be… Young Money!” Milian exclaimed in an interview. “Yeah, I’ve signed with Young Money. It was pretty awesome. This weekend we had a big party, a big YMCMB party, and Drake was performing and we were all up on the stage and Wayne got up there and he announced it himself. And so I was kind of surprised and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is awesome!’ … I’ve already halfway gotten there and when my mom and I went to Wayne and we played him some of the music, off the second song, he was like, ‘I love it. Let’s do this deal.’ I have some music that’s already going to be on it and the second half I’m working with them now. … When they did a little background check, they saw even the songwriting, all that kind of stuff adds on top of, alright, she’s an actress, she’s a pretty face, she can actually sing, but not to mention she’s a songwriter. I thought that was cool that they even saw that.” (97.1 AMP Radio)
Following the announcement, Milian’s ex-husband The-Dream congratulated her unexpected move.
“Congrats To Christina on her New Signing. Finally your fans can get the real you.,” he tweeted February 13th. (The-Dream’s Twitter)
Wayne announced Milian’s Young Money affiliation during a pre-Grammy Awards party last winter.
In a bit of a surprised move, Christina Milian has officially signed to Young Money. No, seriously… Last night at Cash Money’s Pre-Grammy party, Lil Wayne made a special announcement. Before receiving his plaque and taking a shot at Jay-Z and Kanye West, the Young Money general announced Christina Millian had in fact signed with the label. “I got the beautiful Ms. Christina Milian with me tonight… Ya’ll make some noise for Ms. Christina Milian. Young Money Christina Milian!” Interesting to see how this plays out for both parties. (The Source)
Check out Christina Miliian speaking on Young Money below: