Young Money’s Drake has released a statement saying that he did not authorize the use of his vocals on Olivia’s recently leaked song, “Control.”
In a statement, Drizzy says he has never worked with the former G-Unit member.
“I support artist collaborations and sampling music that inspires you but I don’t support taking unauthorized recordings and marketing them as features,” Drake explained. “I’ve never worked with Olivia and I apologize to any fan who was duped into thinking that ‘Control’ was a collaboration of mine.” (All Hip Hop)
Olivia said the track is from her upcoming mixtape, Under the Radar.
“Hey guys my mixtape comes out n a 2 weeks be clear the 2 records that have leaked r just that mixtape records.sorry I couldn’t present it to u myself!but rock out 2em,” she wrote over the weekend. “@richdollaz is pissed lol its all good its the internet age we live in,its a gift and curse..Thank u 2all my true supporters.love u all…RT @BlogXilla: @OliviaLongott @Richdollaz umm how come i didn’t get a copy of the joint w/ Drake?<–covering my face we were leaked!’ (Olivia’s Twitter)
The record leaked online late Friday (April 9) night.
New hot track called “Control” by singer, Olivia who is also a former G-Unit first lady surfaced recently. It features Canadian rapper, Drake. Olivia is currently working on her sophomore album titled ‘Show the World’ and is due to be released sometime in mid or end of 2010. (Music Juzz)
Last month, Olivia spoke with SOHH about joining forces with new manager, Rich Dollaz.
“He’s a character” Olivia told SOHH with a smile. “I love Rich, I’m glad we teamed up. We probably met, I wanna say six or seven months ago. And it feels like I’ve known him my whole life. So it’s a great connection with the both of us, we work very well, I don’t have to tell him what I need done, like, he’ll call me and be on top of it all the time with like interviews and whatever. Most managers don’t talk to their artists on a daily basis and he does that, which is really good.” (SOHH)
Listen to Olivia & Drake’s “Control” track below: