Prior to her comeback last year, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania rapper Eve had been out of the spotlight for quite some time. While her choice to remain outside of the music scene for several years may have seemed like a personal choice, Eve shared that she wanted to return to music for a while but couldn’t because of various label, management and legal issues.

The former Ruff Ryders Entertainment artist spoke on her label woes and more, earlier today (February 5th) while appearing on air with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club.

“I been wanting to come back,” Eve revealed. “It’s just the situation hasn’t been right. Meaning, my situation as far as label stuff, management, lawyers… Literally, the whole situation. And now it’s the right situation. I know it’s been a minute, but I miss my music. My music is my first love and I feel like I still got shit to say…I was on Interscope. Been off Interscope. I had to fight for that. Then I went to EMI and that deal was horrible. And then it took a minute to just find a deal where it would be my label, but I’m distributed through Sony Red and I’m the boss.”

Although Eve may not speak with her Ruff Ryders family on a regular basis, the rapper did state that she still has a lot of love for her former label mates.

“We only speak when see each other sporadically. Never bad blood. That’s my heart,” said Eve. “Will always be my heart, anytime. I will drop anything for any of them. No problem, any second… Everybody living their own lives and it’s hard to keep up.”

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