Rick Ross Signs Omarion To His Maybach Music Group
Maybach Music Group had all of the major media platforms in attendance at their press conference in New York last night. Before this conference took place, people had been playing the guessing game on what would be the topic of the event, but we can now confirm that it had something to do with a certain R&B singer named Omarion...
The conference, which was held at The Kimpton Hotel, was moderated by Rap Radar's Elliot Wilson, Rick Ross and others. Omarion also used the platform to express his profound gratitide and he debuted a teaser to his upcoming video for 'Let's Talk'. In attendance were HipHopDX, Rolling Stone, Grantland, Complex, ItstheReal, photographers, Def Jam and Warner Bros publicists and executives, as well as Swizz Beatz and Diddy.
Omarion is that commited to his new move to the label that he has now changed his name to Maybach O. Yes, Maybach O! He told XXL Magazine: "Yeah, Maybach O. That’s the new movement, man. I’m so excited. I can’t even express, you know, how excited I am. It’s been a blessing. I saw Ross in North Carolina and I was telling him like, 'Yo, I’m bout to do, you know, I need you on these records, man, you know what I’m sayin'? I’m 'bout to do this ill so and so with so and so.' And he was like, 'Man, we need to have a conversation before that.'
"We sat down and he said some real important things to me that not even executives have said to me, you know what I mean? He showed that love and he showed that respect and he was like “I believe in you,' you know what I mean? I can’t even count to you how many times on my hand in my whole career that I’ve actually had people tell me that."
He went on to say: "[We already have a number of songs] in the stash. Recorded. Probably over the next like couple months, we probably be dropping some stuff, you know. I want to do an EP just for the fans, you know. By the way, I did recently just do a DJ Drama mixtape that I dropped just for the fans, you know.
"Let them know I’m still, you know, doing music and everything. But, I have to say this. I have to say that this is probably the most interesting time in my life and or career because of the perception of what people think and what they do not know."
Well done to Omarion, sorry, Maybach O, on his new move.
Words: Shei Funmi (@SheiFunmi)
Photo credit: Rap Dose
Online editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)