Irv Gotti made it clear recently that he is no fan of his former artist Lloyd, but the R&B crooner has come forward to say that there’s no love lost on his part.
In an appearance on MTV RapFix last week, Gotti said that he wouldn't care if Lloyd, who recently parted ways with the music mogul's The Inc. Records, was hit by a car right in front of him.
“Lloyd, I have no love for. Because here’s a person that I helped out. The minute he left, I let you go. You wanted to leave, I let you go. And you gon’ say, ‘Well Gotti did this and Gotti did that.’ N***a, you went platinum with Gotti. You went gold with Gotti. What you doing now with Interscope? What’d you sell, like 15 units?," Gotti said. "I’m not saying to pay homage to me. But don’t s*** on me. I let you go! You wanted to be your own man or whatever, get outta here."
Speaking with Sway Calloway on Shade 45 radio, Lloyd appeared to be taking the statements in stride, saying he didn't bear ill will toward anyone.
“I just want to say I have no problems with nobody, right? I know all his people, real close, from BJ to his sister, family... We all pretty cool,” he said. “So that’s definitely one man’s opinion about the situation and I’m just thankful that his opinions don’t dictate my future that his attitude doesn’t really affect my life, or his problems don’t affect my life.”
Lloyd maintained that although his former boss was responsible for distributing his music, he was not instrumental in creating it.
"When I met Irv, I brought him all my music and everything I’ve ever released has all come from me, he said. "Irv never produced, he never wrote anything. The only thing he did was release it for me, which was great, and I’m very thankful for it.”
Lloyd's latest album, King of Hearts, was released in July on on Interscope.
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