Although their relationship was short lived, Omarion is not ruling out the chance to work with his former Young Money labelmates again.
The R&B crooner’s new album, Ollusion, will not feature any songs with his ex-family members including Lil Wayne, but he is open to future collaborations. When asked whether their paths will cross once more, Omarion told Rap-Up.com, “Hopefully. I love to create music. That’s what I’m all about.”
In fact, he’s looking beyond hip-hop for potential collaborators. “What’s that character Jamie Foxx played? He played the violin. Nathaniel Ayers [in The Soloist]. I would do a song with him [laughs]. I just love creative people. I love the studio and I love having the vibe. It could be whoever.”
Omarion’s one-time boss, who was replaced by Gucci Mane on his new single “I Get It In,” is expected to be formally sentenced in February to one year in jail for attempted gun possession. O shared his thoughts on Wayne going behind bars. “I think that it’s unfortunate, but at the same time I really feel like he’s not gonna miss out on anything,” he said, while comparing Weezy’s situation to another popular incarcerated rapper. “T.I.’s about to be home and he didn’t miss nothing. Nothing happened while he was gone. I don’t think anybody wants to go to jail, that’s just not a place for people.”
The video for “I Get It In” is expected to premiere in the next week, while Omarion’s third solo album Ollusion is due January 12.
–Reporting by Georgette Cline