Shawnna's Label Status Remains Unclear
While her latest appearance on wax has sparked some rumors, Chicago-based femcee Shawnna seems to remain very much a part of Ludacriss Disturbing Tha Peace.
All parties involved are officially staying mum, however, with Ludacris declining to comment, and his business partner, DTP CEO Chaka Zulu telling AllHipHop.com he does not know her status.
The most recent round of speculations surrounding Shawnnas status started late last month.
On Dope, the newest leak from T-Pains forthcoming RevolveR, he prefaces Shawnnas verse with Ladies and Gentlemen, I wanna introduce yall to the newest member of the Nappy Boy Fam.
On Tuesday (October 6), video footage of a recent T-Pain performance surfaced online during which he once again introduces Shawnna as Nappy Boy Entertainments latest signee.
Yet, the previous day, an executive at DTP told AllHipHop.com that Shawnna is forever DTP and confirmed that the labels A&Rs are still accepting submissions for her future projects.
This is not the first time Shawnnas status at Disturbing Tha Peace has been unclear.
In an April 2007 interview, Shawnna announced her amicable split from the label stating that she was looking forward to continuing her career as an independent artist.
The following year, however, Ludacris told XXL Magazine that Shawnna, who appeared on his first hit Whats Your Fantasy, had never actually left his imprint.
T-Pains on record and on stage announcement notwithstanding, no official statement has come from Disturbing Tha Peace, its parent company Def Jam, Nappy Boy Entertainment, or Shawnnas management team.