50 Cent Blames Missy Elliot For Olivia's Label Departure
Rapper 50 Cent has blamed Missy Elliot for the departure of his protege Olivia from his G-Unit record label - making light of the GET UR FREAK ON star's alleged sexual preferences as the reason behind the move.
50 Cent - real name Curtis Jackson - signed Olivia in 2004, but after the release of just three singles, she was dropped from G-Unit Records last year (07).
And 50 insists things started to go wrong when Olivia collaborated with Missy Elliot on her single Cherry Pop - joking that Missy's close personal relationship with his protege resulted in the breakdown of his own ties with the rising star.
He says, "She (Olivia) went to work with Missy and it got kinda crazy like. It got crazy because Missy was trying to own her a little bit... I think Missy hit that."
The rapper is disappointed his project with Olivia never worked out and is determined to take more tips from fellow music mogul Jay-Z - who has successfully launched the careers of stars like R+B singer Rihanna.
He adds, "I made so many sacrifices based on people I brought around. I need to take a page outta Jay-Z's book because he don't (sic) compromise himself at all for them."
Missy Elliot has long been dogged by rumours she is a lesbian, but has refused to comment publicly on her rumoured sexuality.