Omarion says he doesn’t want to be seen as a teen star anymore. Frankly, he has nothing to worry about it. It’s the adult star that’s the issue.
Perhaps he knows that, too, judging from a new interview with Billboard. In it, the talented dancer and former B2K frontman discusses a forthcoming EP he’ll be releasing. Now signed to Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group, Omarion wants to prove himself as an artist.
On the EP’s release date:
On Nov. 29, Omarion will deliver his “Care Package” EP (Maybach Music Group/Warner Bros. Records) for free through file-sharing sites. The project features contributions from Problem, Tank and Wale, who appears on its first offering, “M.I.A.,” which is also included on MMG’s ” Self Made Vol. 2.”
On wanting to show audiences a new side:
“A lot of my fans are adults and have children and lives. It’s really interesting because they still come out and support, the fans that used to chase my car. I think they ready,” he says. “This is the real grown-up me. This is that age when Beyoncé had ‘Crazy in Love’ and Michael Jackson had ‘Thriller,’ when Justin Timberlake had ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds.’ I feel like I’m at that age. I can’t wait to display this new me.”
And as he looks to build new fanfare via his signing to MMG, Omarion will also be opening a dance studio in Los Angeles in the future. Boom, boom kack, y’all. Boom, boom kack.