Ciara Denies Being Dropped By Jive, Says However That She Wants To Leave
Ciara is denying reports that she’s been dropped by Jive Records and is releasing a statement on her issues with the company.
Rumors swirled this week that the Atlanta songstress was without a label home and had been given the axe by the record label.
In a statement released on her Facebook page however, Ciara denies that completely and instead says that she’s pleaded to be dropped to no avail.
“This week the net has been a buzz of the rumor that I have been dropped from my label. At this point that rumor is false.. It is true that I have asked and I pray that my label will release me. I have had some great times and success with my label, but sometimes like all great things, its at that point where I feel we don’t share the same views on who I am as a artist. The past two albums have been very frustrating for me.“
She adds that she spent thousands of dollars of her own to promote her single “Gimme Dat” but was shut down by label executives who didn’t want the song played.
“At times there were songs I chose to lead a project and I was ignored! This project, I even tried to get Gimmie Dat started. I spent tens of thousands of my own money only to hear the radio PDs tell me my label didn’t want the song played. I even spent more than one hundred thousand dollars out of my pocket on the video to bring my vision to it and still no label support. I do understand that some labels are not financially supporting their artists and I have become one of them. “
She also touched on the poor promotion for her latest album Basic Instinct before thanking fans for their support and promising to deliver new music.
“You, my fans, know that I strive to do my best to deliver to my you the best songs and creative vision I possibly can. I’m dedicated to my music, performance and to my fans! I’ve tried to be a team player with the label only to have compromised what I truly believed.. And was not given the right opportunity to promote and inform my fans of the release of this album…
“I have so much of me as a artist I still want to give to the world and my fans. A release would allow me to go be creative with people who care and understand me as a artist. In a short time, I will be able to bring to you a new music energy and a visual excitement! Thank you so much for standing by me through the good, bad, and the confusion. I love you all.”