Bobby Valentino, Ludacris Address Album Leak Rumor

Earlier this week R&B singer Bobby Valentino addressed the rumor that his newest album Special Occasion, had leaked onto the Internet.

"Because of the success of my debut album, and the love for my fans, I wanted to take my time with this new album Special Occasion ," Bobby Valentino said in a statement. "So in the meantime, I put out a couple of songs that I knew weren't going on the album on my MySpace & mix-tapes to give to my fans."

None of the songs released online will be featured on the singer's new album which is set to be released on May 8.

"His new material shows even more growth and maturity and the songs that where leaked to the Internet were a tease compared to what he has on the album," Ludacris added.

Bobby Valentino first rose to fame as one of the members of the teen group MISTA, which hit big the single "Blackberry Molasses."

After MISTA, Bobby Valentino attended Clark Atlanta University and would later sign with Ludacris, becoming a member of the Disturbing Tha Peace family.

Special Occasion will be the follow up to Valentino's self titled 2005 album.