UPDATE: ILoveMakonnen Issues Statement About Leaving OVO


(AllHipHop News) Earlier today it was reported that Atlanta rapper, ILoveMakonnen is leaving Drake’s OVO imprint.

While the specifics were not revealed initially, Warner Bros. Records provided AllHipHop with a statement by Makonnen himself.

“I cannot thank OVO, 40, Oliver, Future & Mr. Morgan, enough for all that they have done for my career. No words can express how much I appreciate Drake for being a part of the success of Tuesday. I’m sure the haters will have something negative to say, but all in all my choice to be solely on Warner Bros. Records was the right thing for me and for my best interest. Sorry there’s no beef to report, DRINK MORE WATER.” – ILOVEMAKONNEN

Going forward Makonnen will be on Warner Bros. Records but will not be associated with the OVO Sound.

While the Atlanta bred trap rapper has been somewhat quiet about the move to go solo, Billboard broke news via their sources close to the situation.

In September of 2014, ILoveMakonnen took the Hip-Hop world by storm with his song “Tuesday” that featured Drake.

Drake has been mum on the topic of Makonnen over the past year, never commenting publicly on the Drink More Water 6 album released just a few weeks ago via Warner/OVO Sound.

Look out for Makonnen on tour with Lil B this Summer.