After much to do, singer Tiara Thomas and Rico Love are finally speaking out about the singer cutting ties with Washington, DC native rapper, Wale. The 23-year-old, Indianapolis native appeared on the hit song, ‘Bad’ and was signed (or so we thought to) to the rapper’s BOA label. But last month, Wale revealed that she had left his camp and signed a deal with hit songwriter/producer Rico’sDivision 1. In an interview with NY radio station Hot 97 Wale explained:
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 too 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. 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.
Over the weekend, both Tiara Rico Love attended BET executive Debra Lee’s Pre-Awards dinner in Los Angeles, where she addressed her business relationship with Wale:
Last week I talked to him. We don’t have any beef. We’re cool. We’re good. I know I have a good team that’s surrounding me. I know Rico, he’s awesome, he’s super talented. I don’t pay attention to any of that.
And Rico chimed in:
The truth is that Wale’s people brought her to me. One of his best friends brought her to me and told me he would love for me to sign her. So it was a lot of things going around that weren’t really all the way true but you know, it was a blessing. So when they brought her to me almost a year ago before the whole record came out, I was already excited and I gave her an offer like this time last year. So it’s a great thing.
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Tiara released new track ‘4 Dollar Bill’ last month and Wale’s third album, ‘The Gifted’ features a remixed version of ‘Bad’ with Rihanna.