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Music News: Lloyd Leaving The Inc.

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Since going on MTV News to announce he was severing ties with Ashanti, indicating they’re relationship had run its course, Murder Inc. impresario Irv Gotti, has lost more talent out of his dwindling stable of artists.

R&B crooner Lloyd is now separating himself from the Inc., effective immediately.

“I’m ready for a change,” says Lloyd. “There’s no bad blood. I just feel I need to take more control over my career and get a fresh start. Hopefully Irv can understand my position.”

Freedom it seems, was the deciding factor for Lloyd, who is currently working on an untitled fourth album. In the meantime, the R&B crooner is readying a mixtape with some heavy hitting producers not named Irv Gotti.

“We have plans to get in the studio with Jim Jonsin, The Runners, Cool & Dre, Rodney Jerkins and others,” he says. “In the future, I still hope to work with Irv as a producer as well.”

Gotti and The Inc. ended its three year joint venture with Universal and have yet to partner with another major label.

Henry “Noonie” Lee, Lloyd’s manager, spoke to the idea of growing from the experience with The Inc. while seeking out other options.

“We find ourselves in limbo for the second time in three years,” he said. “It’s frustrating to know that opportunities to advance Lloyd’s career are out there but we can’t exploit them due to our current situation.

“Even though Lloyd is appreciative of the opportunity that has been afforded him by The Inc., he feels it’s time for him to move on and seek opportunities that will allow him to build and enhance his brand.”

Source: Kreative Souls

Posted in Ashanti, Celebrity Weddings, Nelly, Wedding Bliss

Wedding Bliss: Nelly And Ashanti Getting Married?

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R&B singer Ashanti has hinted she will marry Nelly in 2009.

Just four months after going public with their four-year romance, Ashanti has confessed she is planning to walk down the aisle with Nelly.

When asked by Us Weekly if wedding bells were on the horizon , the singer said: “Absolutely. It’s in the cards for me. I believe that I have a couple more things I need to do before that happens.”

Source: Hello Beautiful

“I wish them the best.”

Posted in Ashanti, Bedroom Blog, Celebrity News, Currently Reading, Haute Off The Press, Music, Nelly, New, Wire Talk

Wire Talk: Nelly & Ashanti’s Proposal – Not Approved by Mom?

According to Star Magazine, Nelly is ready to propose to his girlfriend of five years, Ashanti. But there’s just one problem: He can’t stand her mother, Tina Douglas!

Tina sticks her nose in everything because she’s also Ashanti’s manager,” a source tells Star. “She’s always pushing Ashanti to make more money, to always look great. It stresses her out, and Nelly doesn’t like that.”

The rapper, 34, has tried to encourage Ashanti, 28, to become more independent, but “Tina has such a strong personality that she’s kind of afraid of her.” Still, if the singer doesn’t put her mom in her place soon, she won’t be getting that rock she’s been hoping for.

“Before he makes her his wife,” adds the source, “Nelly wants to know that Ashanti can make decisions on her own.”

More photos on the couple below:



What’s your opinion on this story? Do you think Nelly and Ashanti will make it to the altar?