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In mid-January, Eve posted a message on her Twitter page, confirming her departure from her long-time label Interscope. The 31-year-old female rapper has never spoken about the split, well, until now. Eve talked VIBE about her ordeal.

ON THEIR SPLIT: [Interscope was] stupid because they didn’t drop me at first, they [just shelved me] and dropped the ball. After ‘Tambourine’, they straight up were like, ‘Umm, yeah, nah, we’re not putting out the record.’ After that I was like ‘Yall gotta let me go. I’ve been here 11 years and you’re frontin’ on me?’ It got to that point,” she reveals.

ON LABEL’S CHAIRMAN JIMMY IOVINE: Eve says she loves Jimmy, but admits that he’s motivated by trends, no matter how much faith he’s already invested in a senior artist – “I’m not going to talk shit about him, but I don’t appreciate the fact that he didn’t go the extra mile for me.”

ON HER SHELVED 2007 ALBUM, “FLIRT”: “They promised me the machine. The machine is basically the roll out. It’s ‘Yo, when [Flirt] comes out, we’ll give you this, we’ll give you that. And that’s what made me mad. It’d be different if we didn’t have a mtg where people promised me shit. If they were just like ‘Oh we’re going to put the album out and see what happens,’ that would be one thing. But they were like ‘No, we’re making sure this happens, it’s coming out on this date.’ It was concrete. But it’s all good, everything happens how it’s supposed to, when it’s supposed to.”

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