ILoveMakonnen Confirms He’s Left OVO

Atlanta rapper ILoveMakonnen has released a statement confirming rumours he’s no longer working with Drake‘s OVO Sound label. The announcement is not surprising considering the rapper didn’t take off as expected after his collaboration with Drake and has expressed doubts about working with the label in several interviews. Rumours started when his latest EP Drink More Water 6 was released on iTunes solely under Warner Bros Records, and have been snowballing ever since.

He released the following statement today: “I cannot thank OVO, 40, Oliver, Future & Mr. Morgan, enough for all that they have done for my career. No words can express how much I appreciate Drake for being a part of the success of Tuesday. I’m sure the haters will have something negative to say, but all in all my choice to be solely on Warner Bros Records was the right thing for me and for my best interest. Sorry there’s no beef to report, DRINK MORE WATER.”

ILoveMakonnen joined with OVO in September 2014 after the launch of his self-titled EP and Drake’s chart-topping remix of Tuesday. He looked to be on the rise but hasn’t really blown up since then despite releasing the ILoveMakonnen 2 EP and a series of Drink More Water mixtapes.

The departure from OVO isn’t big news for ILoveMakonnen who has been incredibly active on social media letting fans know he’s busy with a bunch of projects. A couple of days ago he dropped a new collaboration with Lil B and has announced an upcoming Red Dragon Based God tour on Instagram.

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You can buy Drink More Water 6 here

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