Former Murder Inc. recording artist Lloyd has opted out of a possible Young Money record deal and signed a contract with Interscope Records.
According to the singer, Cash Money/Young Money were the initial front runners.
“Baby and Wayne were definitely the first people to reach out to me,” he revealed in an interview. “I talked to them about a deal. That’s who I thought I’d end up with in my heart. The problem is that Young Money/Cash Money is exclusive to Universal Motown. As you and I know, that’s where I did my last two albums. I wasn’t excited about going back. I tried to do a Young Money/Cash Money deal through another distributor, but it couldn’t be done. At the end of the day, I’m still family, though.” (MTV)
Last December, Lloyd killed rumors that he was already signed to Young Money.
“A lot of people think I’m already signed over there, but the truth is that I’m still a free agent and I haven’t signed with Young Money/Cash Money,” he said in an interview. “I don’t want to get into specifics, but I have been talking to them and to some other labels. It’s an important decision and we’re not gonna rush it. We’re both working, but not on anything specifically together. He has The Rebirth and The Carter 4, and I’m working on my new album and a couple mixtapes. There were rumors about us doing a project together a few years back, but that was just wishful thinking by the fans.” (New Lil Wayne)
The singer addressed rumors of leaving Murder Inc. for Wayne’s Young Money last year.
“I think that’s the question on everyone’s mind,” Lloyd said about the possibility of signing to Young Money. “No, I wasn’t offered a deal, uhm, if anything I think about it because I’m big fans of their work and we all good friends. We’ve worked [together on songs] a lot in the past, you know, we broke bread together and I think a lot of fans would probably want to see that happen. I just wanna win, I just wanna be successful. I think wherever I go, I’m gonna be successful.” (“Jenny Boom Boom TV”)
Lloyd said his recent collaborations with Wayne and Drake have helped him keep his name relevant.
“I mean, it’s not hard, you just gotta work,” Lloyd explained in an interview. “The way I stay relevant is to make more music. There’s so many different avenues to get music out now that it’s pretty rare for you to make a song and not be heard one way or another and by working with other artists, that plays a big part. So when I’m not on the scene or I’m going through label problems and you give me a Drake mixtape, it kinda reminds you of who I am.” (Rolling Out TV)
Check out an interview with Lloyd down below: