Ruff Ryders’ first lady, Eve, has risen from the shadows to confirm her rumored Interscope Records departure.
According to E-v-e, she is on the prowl for a new record deal.
The rapper-turned-actress revealed on Twitter Friday (Jan. 15) that she has parted ways with Interscope Geffen A&M Records where she released her first three albums. “Let me tell u what happened with music so ya’ll don’t think I quit,” she told her followers. “Left Interscope, free agent now. Went back in re-doing music. Trust me.” As for her oft-delayed fourth studio album, the first since 2002’s Eve-Olution, she says it’s coming this year. “Not letting this year pass wit out an ALBUM! Can’t take the non-sense MUSIK.” (Rap-Up)
Reports last September suggested she cut business ties with Interscope imprint, Geffen.
There are reports that Eve has completely lost her…clothing line, Fetish, and she has been dropped from her label. The label news comes at a good time for Eve, being that the new Ruff Ryders video dropped last week and the anticipated success of their collective album looks to be in the future for the Pit Bull in a skirt. (Bossip)
The rapper previously tried re-launching her clothing company multiple times.
Eve has just shut down her clothing line, again. This time, Eve said it’s for good. A couple of years back, Eve put the line on hiatus when she had conflicts with the apparel licensee Inovo Group. Not long after, she partnered with another manufacturer and distributor based in New York, Signature Apparel, and both parties relaunched Fetish last year with a more upscale collection. (SoJones)
Last month, SOHH spoke with Ruff Ryders’ Drag-On about his comparison of Eve to Lil Wayne protege Nicki Minaj.
“Yeah of course, Eve is always gonna be in it to win it, she’s working on her album right now too,” Drag told SOHH. “I heard it’s bananas too. Like, it’s crazy. She’s always in it to win it. But I like Nicki Minaj, I ain’t gonna front. I like her swag and what she’s got going on.” (SOHH)