R&B singer Omarion has hit back at suggestions he was dropped from Lil Wayne's record label imprint after leaking his collaboration with the rapper.
The former B2K singer signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money roster earlier this summer (09) and even made an appearance on the Young Money Presents America's Most Wanted Music Festival roadshow last week (ends14Aug09).
On Wednesday (19Aug09), the Ice Box hitmaker's unreleased duet with Lil Wayne, entitled I Get It In, surfaced on the internet - and that same day Young Money rapper MACk Maine confirmed on his Twitter.com page that Omarion had been booted from the Young Money crew.
Maine also clarified that the track was an unauthorised leak, prompting gossips to speculate Omarion had been axed for secretly distributing the song online.
But Omarion insists he actually requested to be let out of his contract.
He tells AllHipHop.com, "I have a lot of respect and admiration for the genius of Lil Wayne and the entire Young Money family. I asked to be released from the label to pursue other opportunities that were recently presented to me. Because of our relationship, Lil Wayne had no issue with us ending our business relationship and released me from the label. Lil Wayne and I have nothing but love for each other, there is no beef (feud)."
And Omarian maintains he wasn't responsible for the leak, adding, "I also wanted to make it clear that my company nor did I, leak the song, I Get It In, and I want to dispel any rumours that have surfaced. I appreciate my relationship with Young Money/Cash Money and look forward to doing business in the future."