iLoveMakonnen says OVO didn't want him after he lost weight.
iLoveMakonnen made his departure from OVO appear amicable in an official statement released last week. "I cannot thank OVO, 40, Oliver, Future & Mr. Morgan, enough for all that they have done for my career," he wrote. "Sorry there’s no beef to report."
But in a series of Snapchats posted over the weekend, Makonnen expressed bitterness at the ways things ended with Drake and OVO. "Views From the... What’s that nigga album?” he said. “What’s that dumbass album with the sky shit? Take Care or some shit?"
He went on to explain that he believes his weight loss is the reason OVO lost interest in him. “’Why’d you leave OVO?’ Because I was underweight now,” he said. “When I was overweight, they were fucking with me. That’s what OVO stands for: ‘Overweight Only.’”
Makonnen's DIY aesthetic and psychedelic voyages were never quite in tune with the polished sound and image OVO has cultivated. He is still signed to Warner Bros, but as of Drink More Water 6, he is no longer affiliated with OVO.
Makonnen later backtracked and expressed his admiration for Drake on Twitter. "I have nothing but love and respect for drake. Period," he wrote. Watch his anti-Drake/OVO snaps and his follow-up comments below.
Drake is a good role model for all of us, so many want me to say negative things about him but I just can't! He is a true good human— Monday Makonnen (@iLoveMakonnen5D) April 24, 2016
It's not many of them in the spotlight! I'm glad we have him! It's true I didn't fuck with his music in 2013 or whenever, but I met him— Monday Makonnen (@iLoveMakonnen5D) April 24, 2016
And the human he is in real life is much better than any song. I have nothing but love and respect for drake.period— Monday Makonnen (@iLoveMakonnen5D) April 24, 2016