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Christina Milian: Def Jam Dropped Me Because Of Rihanna

Christina Milian: Def Jam Dropped Me Because Of Rihanna

Christina Milian is back on her first magazine cover since parting ways with Island Def Jam in 2006.

The 27-year-old singer breaks her silence to Rap-Up on the emotional past two years, her reaction to ex-boyfriend Nick Cannon‘s marriage to Mariah Carey, and her brand new album on MySpace Records.

On how she reacted after being dropped from her label: “It was embarrassing. It was a week after my album [So Amazin’] got put out. I would be in my room a lot of the time crying by myself.”

On the reason why she was dropped: “It was a budget cut, I believe. [Def Jam] probably got rid of projects like mine to spend the money on [Rihanna].”

On who inspired her to get back into music: “I bumped into Janet Jackson at a club. We talked for an hour and I was telling her I don’t know if I’m gonna do this, and she was like, ‘Girl, do not let them stop you. I’m a fan and you make good music.’ She’s a person I actually looked up to growing up, so her telling me that really was the day I was like, ‘I’m not gonna let these people
hold me down. It’s time.’”

On learning about ex-boyfriend Nick Cannon’s marriage to Mariah Carey: “I was surprised like everyone else. I was like, ‘Really?’ It just seemed like a weird match, but I was happy for him. I always feel Nick works hard to get what he wants, whether that be women—that’s how he got me.”

Rap-Up.com has a preview the Winter 08/09 issue, which is on sale everywhere December 23nd.

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# 1

that’s too bad

# 2

Rihanna is the biggest diva hoe out there. She has no stage presence and has no IT factor. She is dull and boring who puts on racy outfits to get attention while she gets absolutley none.

Go Christina- keep making your music.

# 3
[☆I n F a m o u s☆] @ 12/17/2008 at 5:10 pm

..` this poor girl is ;delusional. christina, def jam `dropped you because you put out two ~flop~ albums back-2-back!
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she went triple plastic two times.. and that’s after having a hit single for each album. LOL poor girl’s music career ended before it ever started. haha

# 4

Christina is much prettier and more talented than Rihanna,
She actually does know how to write her own songs and doesn’t even sound that horrible live.
And plus.
Just look at the girl
She is friggin hot!
Way hotter than that tranny-prince-wannabe.

# 5

i love christina, she seems very sweet, and grateful for what she has.

# 6

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# 7

christina rocks and is fckin hot!!!!
rihanna= prince with boobs

# 8

This was an awesome interview.

# 9

fabia, please don’t desecrate Prince

I love, LOVE, Christina Milan. I am surprised that Def Jam did that. She can sing, act, and dance. The additonal factor is that she is also gorgeous. She will be ok, maybe it is for the best! Love you, Christina!!

Again, she sounds BITTER. Why can’t she just say, I was surprised, but I’m happy for him and wish he and Mariah the best…why did she have to go there? ‘Seems like a weird match.’ F*ck her, jealous ho.

wow i LOVE christina! for saying all this. i so loathe, hate, hate, hate rihanna. no horrible words enough to describe her. GO CHRISTINA! she’s not only a better singer than rihanna, but she can act and is really gorgeous! i am deeply surprised of how ppl made rihanna be such a superstar and not milian……are u blind folks? anyway , that was a great interview, at least she says what’s on her mind (nick cannon and mimi)……awesome

LolaSvelt @ 12/17/2008 at 6:27 pm

She’s allowed her own opinion. It is a weird match, and their body language is terrible. A split in a few months, for sure.

Christina’s songs at the peak of her career were better than Rihanna’s annoying songs, for sure.

She has an amazing voice…just needs some promotion help!

Chola chicka says @ 12/17/2008 at 6:56 pm

Christina does have a better voice than Princess RIri but Riri is more marketable, lets be frank. Its all about selling units and Christina’s last 2 albums just never caught fire. As for the Nick/Mariah comment, ummm, I’d have to agree. I mean hello, dude was engaged to the Victoria Secret model only a couple of months before gettin’ hitched to Mariah.

Christina get real…. she got dropped because no one wanted to listen to her craptastic music…. name me ONE hit she’s had and I can name you a dozen from Rihanna…. Christina is just dropping Rihanna’s name to get some attention and it still ain’t working!!!

She won’t be without promotion for very long, someone’s gonna snap her up in a second now!

Agree with #11, Christina is one bitter woman. And #16 needs to get your facts straight. Besides whether it is a couple of months, years, decades, it doesn’t matter – the couple seems to be thriving! No judging here!!

**** THAT UGLY MAN LOOKING HOE CALLED RIHANNA!!!
I LOVE YOU CHRISTINA!!!

I really really Love her i buy all her Album

But she’s not a superstar & its really sad because she’s all for to be a superstar Voice dance the beauty te style

GO CHRISTINA i wish your next album gonna be a BOMBBBB

xo B’

ACCEPT IT PEOPLE: RIHANNA IS THE HOTTEST CHICK IN THE GAME. THE MEDIA, THE CHARTS, INTERNATIONALLY, SHE IS IN HOT DEMAND AND THAT CANNOT BE DENIED. SO GET OVER IT!!!!

Looks didn’t bring Christina any hits. People wake up. It’s not about singing, looks, it’s about chart position and album sales AND RIHANNA OBVIOUSLY HAS THE “IT FACTOR” because she is doing it bigger than people thought she would. SURPRISE SURPRISE!!!!!!!!!!!

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bey rocks @ 12/17/2008 at 9:05 pm

poor christina i like her, but she will never be as huge as rihanna! i know rihanna hasnt got singing chops, but lets face it, anything she sings becomes a hit! (unfortunately, because she cant sing, write or bond with her own songs)

Christina didn’t even when gold. Rihanna GGGB is 6.5 million and still selling 30.000 a week after almost 2 yrs. As jay z said, men and women lie numbers don’t. Jay Z made the right decision by spending the money on Rihanna. What she didn’t say was SOS was given to her and she refuse it. because it was too pop. that was the last straw. Right after SOS blow up def jam drop her.

What Def Jam saw in Rihanna was a potential marketing media ***** who was willing to sellout to bring in money. That’s all it takes, my friends! And that’s exactly what they got!
I’ve always liked this girl. Guess she wasn’t willing to drop her drawers for L.A Reid.
That’s too bad. Because she is way more beautiful than Rihanna will ever be, and though she isn’t that best singer (far from it actually), she is A MILLION times better than Rihanna.
Good for her, and I hope she gets back on track!

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