Tiara Thomas has decided to take her talents elsewhere. Wale worked with the 23-year-old singer/songwriter on the breakout hit, ‘Bad’ from his ‘Folarin’ mixtape. According to him, the two were friends and hung out for two years prior to doing the record and wanted first dibs on signing Tiara. Instead she inked a deal with producer Rico Love and his Division 1 label. In a recent interview with Hot97, Wale discusses what happened and his feelings on the situation. Peep the excerpts below.
On how Wale lost Tiara to Rico Love:
I was a casualty of the game-
that bit of reality just hit me but it’s all good shout out to Tiara Thomas and her new situation. I don’t want to go there- shout out to Tiara Thomas though. She’s a dope artist, she’s an incredible artist. ‘Bad’ is an incredible record, she wrote it. She got a situation they doing what they gone do with her”
Why He Didn’t Sign Her Initially:
Their situation met through [me] I was recording with the situation she’s in now and they met. It’s just the game though. My thing is I don’t believe in paperwork to soon cause I like to show and prove what I can do. And like, I ain’t want to scare nobody. Like yo ‘let’s make the music, let’s vibe.’ You live and learn so that’s why I’ll kick myself before I complain about somebody else. It’s the music business like a lot of people ain’t ya friend-friend forreal like that sometime. She got her situation and she’s happy.
His feelings about Tiara:
She did what she had to do. She did what she thought was in her best interest. And I guess that’s what all people do. So shout out to her and her situation.
Watch the full interview below.
What are your thoughts on Tiara signing to Rico Love? Should she have remained loyal, or was Rico a better long-term decision for her career? Anywho, check Wale’s third album ‘The Gifted’, dropping June 25th.
[Hot 97, Instagram]