With two albums released in the last two years (a solo and a collaboration with Bow Wow) that sold moderately well, Omarion has been far from a flop. Needless to say, he still wasn’t safe from rumors that whispered he was dropped by his former record label in Sony.
Talking to MTV, Omarion made it clear that it was the exact opposite. “I asked to be released,” he spoke with confidence.
Feeling he had to prove his words, Omarion gave a basic example between drops and releases. “A release is different from a drop. When an artist is dropped, usually they haven’t brought any revenue to the company. As you know, I’ve been with that company for a long time, roughly over six years. Throughout B2K and my solo albums, revenue was still brought in. An artist like me could never get dropped…It’s unfortunate that stuff like that gets put out there.”
That being said, it’s been his recent deal with Timbaland’s Mosley Music Group imprint that has settled his nerves, as he and Timbo connected during their negotiations. “Throughout the time for us having to work out the deal, we talked a lot. He told me what he wanted. I told him what I wanted. We had to make sure it came together organically. It was like we chose each other. We really sat down and felt each other out.”
Collaborators on the hit record “Ice Box” a little over a year ago, Omarion knew a chance like this doesn’t come around often, especially with an innovator like Timbaland. “I respect Timbaland a lot. He not just a producer, he’s a visionary. This guy comes in the game and changes the game. It’s not like I’m just getting with another producer who has a great track record.”
Content with his future, Omarion happily relayed, “I can’t ask for a better person to guide me.”