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Omarion Explains Why He Left MMG & Rick Ross

By Daryl Nelson
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Some of Omarion's fans may have been surprised when he signed to Rick Ross' label Maybach Music Group in 2012. But the deal didn't work out, which the R&B singer recently talked about on "The Breakfast Club." [Jump to the 33-minute mark]

“I was under the impression at the time of Maybach Music’s inception, you know, what it is that I contributed to his business," said Omarion. "And I feel like on that level he respects me, you know he has to respect me ... He showed me things, even though he could have helped more ... He could have lent more of a hand and what he was maybe portraying to be. "

"But I appreciate the experience man, I had so much fun over at Maybach Music and making that music at that time and being able to create a alias Maybach O to feel a part of something that was truly outside of my culture and outside of myself.”

Omarion then said that he knew his time with MMG was over after he and Ross had a conversation in L.A. a while back.

"Rozay was there … when it was that time,” Omarion stated. “But when it wasn’t that time, it wasn’t that time … I would just say one of the tell tells for me was one of the last conversations him and I had when he came out to L.A. I just expressed to him as a businessman I need to prepare myself for my transitions, and respectfully if there’s something going on with you and Atlantic, just let me know so I can prepare myself.”

 “I was very clear with him with that, and Maybach Music is no longer a label and I gotta go and actually do the work that was necessary for my journey to figure out where I was, and it wasn’t in a good position," he added. "That’s really what I’m talking about, we had a conversation but you didn’t honor that. You didn’t feel you needed to.”

Ross hasn't responded to Omarion yet. Should he?

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