Sean Garrett Talks Of Inking Deal With Young Money, Speaks On Nicki Minaj
February 27, 2010 12:02:00 PM CST | by Krysten Hughes
Singer slash songwriter Sean Garrett may become the next addition to Lil Wayne's Young Money Millionaire's crew. In an interview with Rap-Up.com, he said “I’m really, really happy about what’s going on with me right now and I’m happy about my team. I’m definitely happy about my new venture.”
One aspect of Garretts's new venture includes teaming up with Lil Wayne's protégé, Nicki Minaj, for his latest single "Get It All" [listen], which was featured on his mixtape, The Pen: Vol 1, and will also appear on his forthcoming untitled LP, which is slated to drop this summer. Lil Wayne also has a spot on the new album, appearing on the second single.
When asked whether or not he will be inking a deal with Wayne's label, he replied “It’s in the sky. You just look up and watch the stars line up," he added, “We’re in negotiations right now. It’s almost done.”
This is not the first time the Atlanta resident alluded to inking a new deal since leaving Interscope Records. Last week in an interview with MTV, he said "You know I had to go through a few political situations to get my album where I wanted it to be, and to get the situation where I wanted it to be," he added, "Finally it's coming together in the right way. I got a lot of my friends that's endorsing me: Lil Wayne, my man Drake, [Nicki] Minaj.”
He also spoke to MTV about working with Young Money's first lady. "I'm really, really excited about Nicki because I think that what Nicki has understood is that she can do whatever she wants to do. She's a dreamer just like myself," he added, "She's taken her image to a whole other level with the whole Barbie thing. And I think she's very imaginative and her music's great and she's not scared of nothing. She's fearless. As long as you're fearless in life you can do anything."
Sean Garrett, who was dubbed "The Pen" by Jay-Z, penned hit singles for artists like Usher, Chris Brown, Beyonce, and Ciara. He has also been featured on singles with Ludacris, Keri Hilson, and Gucci Mane, showing off his vocals. His 2008 debut album, Turbo 919, was only released in Japan, making his latest LP a U.S. debut.
An official announcement is expected to be made within coming weeks on his website iamthepen.com about his new deal.