By Erin T. McMillon
NEW YORK (RushPRnews) 01/30/09-Busta Rhymes’s seemingly sharp departure from Interscope Records in favor of Universal Motown had hip hop fans whispering about a beef (of sorts) between the rapper and Jimmy Iovine. During a recent interview with Complex magazine, however, Busta Rhymes says that, as usual, things are not always what they seem.
According to Busta, although there was no verbal altercation, the two did have to have a sit down about the promotion for his new album, Back On My B.S.
“Just for the record, there was no heated argument with me and Jimmy Iovine,” Busta explained. “When I realized that I wasn’t getting the things that I felt that I needed facilitated from the record company at the time, I set up a meeting to speak with Jimmy Iovine and we had a sit-down with each other.”
“It was kind of a mutual agreement and a mutual understanding,” he continued. “And with that kind of support and understanding, I actually sing Jimmy Iovine’s praises because not only did he let me leave, but he let me leave with my album.”
Originally titled Blessed, Busta says Back On My B.S. is the best album he could have recorded at this time in his life.
“I can honestly say that it feels like this is the album that is the more appropriate body of work for defining this moment in time for me as a man, for me as an artist, and also for the state of the music as far as hip-hop is concerned,” he explained. “With that being said, I don’t think that I could have made a better album for this time frame, whether or not you feel it’s my best album, I’m going to leave that up to you.”
Back On My B.S. is scheduled to be released on March 24th.
source: Yo! Raps Magazine