Hip-hop producer Timbaland has ruled out producing the new Missy Elliott record to focus on his own label.
Timbaland, who has worked on all six of Missy's studio albums, will only work on selected tracks for the forthcoming, The Countdown, in order to work with the Mosely Music Group label he set up last year (06).
He tells MTV, "I can't make Atlantic (Records) money. Nothing personal. We had a time and a crazy run, but I gotta get my own indie label poppin'.
"Missy is my sister, but I got a family: Nelly (Furtado), Keri (Hilson), One Republic. If I don't function, then they don't function and they can't get their careers off."