this blog by Olivia is straight from globalgrind.com:
What’s up yall, its your girl Olivia. I’ve been busy working and touring so I havent had any time off. But I had to take a break to shout out you guys.
I’ve been through a lot of trials,tribulations and rumors, and it’s made me a stronger person; I know this industry a lot better. Everybody wants to know what happened with me and my past situations in this industry. Everything that I’ve been through, I’ve been at labels where people didn’t know what to do with me. When I was at J, I was the VERY first artist signed. So I was the very first artist to be put out which means I was the guinea pig, I was the experimental one. I sold 500,000 when I was over there but in the general public it looks like a failure because they don’t know what happened.
At G-Unit, there were only rap people; not one R&B person, one A&R – everything was rap. So nobody really knew what to do with me. It was a little difficult. I had expressed wanting to leave before because it was like an R&B girl thrown into a rap thing. At that time, who wouldn’t wanna be signed to 50 Cent?! I was more than grateful that he called me and asked me to do it but it’s a stepping stone. I needed that to get to another place, and now I’m in another place where I’m gonna be bigger and better so it’s not like it hurt me.
All the rumors about me are done for a reason; it’s happened to the best of them. It comes with the territory, I gotta take the good with the bad. It only makes you stronger which I am today – today being April 26th, my mixtape Under the Radar was released yesterday on OliviaWorldwide.com. I am so excited.
We’ve got amazing records including Drake on the “Control” record that’s been going crazy, we also have features with Maino, Webstar and Serani. The album Show The World is coming soon; I got Missy Elliot on there, Ne-Yo, Brian Cox. I’m working hard, doing interviews, conference calls, treatments… As I’ve said, I’ve been blessed.
I’m excited and I want YOU to be also, alright?! I wanna tell the fans that I love them so much. The support is wonderful. I get on my website and my twitter @OliviaLongott and the out pour of people and the things they’ll say to me lifts me up. They’ll always tell me to keep my head up, we love you, we’ve heard that new record.
After my situations, one would think people wouldn’t back me as much but it’s like they love me more and they wanna see me. So it’s a good thing for me because I wasn’t expecting that love. God gives you MANY blessings if you stick with your dreams, work hard and keep the faith. My world is getting a lot more perfect now that I’m seeing the fruition of my dreams. I appreciate everyone, thank you so much.