Jennifer Lopez Dropped By Her Label
02/23/2010 - 14:05 ||
Apparently, Sony Epic music wasn't fooled by the rocks that Jenny got. Jennifer Lopez has been reportedly dropped by her label after releasing two singles off of her new album, titled Love?, which was originally scheduled to drop in April of this year. Now, inside sources say that they aren't sure when the album will be released.
There are two versions of the story behind the split. La Lopez's longtime manager Benny Medina released a statement saying, "Jennifer had a wonderful relationship with the Sony Music Group, and they have shared many successes together, but the time was right to make a change that best serves the direction of her career as an actress and recording artist, she is grateful and appreciative to everyone at Sony for all that they accomplished together." Medina insists that the split was mutual and that with the release of her last two singles, her contractual obligations to Sony Epic had been fulfilled.
But others say that Sony Epic CEO Rob Stringer dropped Lopez because her single "Louboutins" wasn't well received and her now infamous performance at the American Music Awards was literally a flop. There's also been grumblings that the label was struggling to determine who J. Lo's audience is these days, with younger pop stars like Lady Gaga and Beyonce dominating the airwaves and the fans.
But Lopez, like the true diva she is, is taking it all in stride. She is reportedly already in talks with famed music executive L.A. Reid to sign with Island Def Jam and she has a string of high profile television appearances lined up, starting with a double-duty job both hosting this weekend Saturday Night Live as well as serving as the musical guest.