*In a recent interview with media partner theJasmineBrand.com, the outspoken reality TV personality ‘Miss Lawrence‘ dished on why his music career with RHOA’s Kandi Burruss ended on a nasty note.
The ‘Fashion Queen’ also discussed his new fashion venture, “Signed by A Queen.”
Peep a few excerpts.
On why his music business relationship with Kandi Burruss ended negatively:
I think Kandi developed ill feelings because I declined her offer to be signed to Kandi Koated Entertainment and I declined because it wasn’t really a fair contract. It was just more beneficial for Kandi than it was me. There was this thing called a three sixty deal. The three sixty deal is where the label gets a percentage of every single thing that artist does, which is fine, those are relevant, but what are you gonna give as the label? If you’re not giving anything then why am I gonna give you a percentage of everything that I do so with three sixty deals the artist is usually given a really big signing bonus. The artist is completely developed by the label. It wasn’t much developing that I needed. Miss Lawrence was already Miss Lawrence before I even met Kandi.
I don’t think that that’s fair so we disagreed and that’s all it boils down to, but then after that one thing I think it really boils down to is Kandi doesn’t take rejection well and once I decided not to go through with the contract I explained it to her. I said I don’t think that it’s fair and I’m gonna decline the offer. I co-wrote “Closet Freak” as well, so why am I gonna give you a percentage of everything? It’s not making any sense.
I live in a fabulous penthouse. I drive a nice car and I refuse to become a starving artist because a label wants a huge percentage of all of my money. That is not gonna happen; so then I walked away from it and then later on a year or two later I find out that “Closet Freak” has been taken down and mind you I haven’t gotten a dime from “Closet Freak,” which I am entitled to a percent of the publishing. I haven’t gotten a dime from it. I’m also entitled to a certain percentage as the artist who recorded the song. I haven’t gotten a dime from that either, but I let it go. I’m like okay well whatever, I’m gonna let her have that because I didn’t miss a beat anyway. I’m fine. I’m gonna still eat my caviar honey and feel nothing. It’s no tea. I don’t eat caviar for real, but you understand what I’m saying.
On his upcoming T-shirt line:
‘Signed by a Queen’ and basically it’s a lot of different just quotes of my own.There is one that says, “I don’t break laws. I break tradition” and it’s signed by a queen. The one I wore on Fashion Queens says, “Dear officials. I will marry him if I want to” signed by a queen and that’s supporting gay marriage and all that stuff. There is another one that says, “I’m glad I inspired your hate” signed by a queen and so it’s a lot of different quotes.
They will be in stores very soon, but in the meantime go to the website signedbyaqueen.com and there will be information where you can leave your information. As soon as we get it in stores everyone will be, we’ll send an email blast out to let everybody know where you can get “Signed by a Queen” from.
Visit theJasmineBrand.com to watch the full interview and find out what Miss Lawrence really thinks about Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes’ new friendship, plus why he believes Kenya Moore and Walter Jackson were a real couple.
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