Christina Milian Talks Nick & Mariah, Getting Dropped & More

Published: Thursday 18th Dec 2008 by Sam
Christina Milian Talks Nick & Mariah, Getting Dropped & More Christina Milian features on the cover of the Winter 08 /09 issue of Rap-Up magazine. In her interview, the singer speaks on former boyfriend Nick Cannon’s surprise wedding to Mariah Carey, getting dropped from Def Jam and what inspired her to return to the industry. Check out quotes from her piece below:

On the reason why she was dropped:

“It was a budget cut, I believe. [Def Jam] probably got rid of projects like mine to spend the money on [Rihanna].”

On who inspired her to get back into music:

“I bumped into Janet Jackson at a club. We talked for an hour and I was telling her I don’t know if I’m gonna do this, and she was like, ‘Girl, do not let them stop you. I’m a fan and you make good music.’ She’s a person I actually looked up to growing up, so her telling me that really was the day I was like, ‘I’m not gonna let these people hold me down. It’s time.’”

On Nick Cannon marrying Mariah Carey:

“I was surprised like everyone else. I was like, ‘Really?’ It just seemed like a weird match, but I was happy for him. I always feel Nick works hard to get what he wants, whether that be women—that’s how he got me.”

Interesting, no doubt. She seemed kinda salty with that Rihanna comment – and rightfully so IMO (no shade on Rihanna, personally). Pretty, talented and oozing with cross-over appeal, had she had the kind of backing Rihanna got (and continues to get), Christina could easily have been what and who Rihanna is today.

Tidbit: Janet, a Christina Milian fan? Things that make you go ‘hmmm’…

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  1. Anonymous December 18, 2008

    you would be salty to if you got passed over for a goat sounding monster looking nontalent

  2. Anonymous December 18, 2008

    Rihanna = woody woodpecker

  3. MRSJONES3 December 18, 2008

    LMAO AT THESE COMMENTS!!! BUT YEAH, THAT BUDGET/RIHANNA THING SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT, EVEN IF OTHER 2 ALBUMS DIDN’TEVEN GO GOLD EITHER. I REALLY THINK SHE SHOULD STICK TO ACTING BECAUSE FOR SOME REASON NOBODY EVER WANTS TO BUY HER ALBUMS

  4. Anonymous December 18, 2008

    Ole girl needs to stop because LA Reid tried to get her cross over love by giving her S.O.S. first and she refused the song because she wanted to follow the Cool & Dre road and it flopped even with help from Jeezy and they dropped her ass. So they passed the song to Rhi Rhi and the rest as they say is history. That's what love got her a brick album and she lost her record label support and sorry I still see nothing for this chick. Stick to the movies because music is not for you sorry, good looks and all.

  5. Nothing But Love December 18, 2008

    The reason why CM got dropped was because her albums were WEAK as hell!!!

  6. Anonymous December 18, 2008

    SHut the f*** up.
    CHristina already said that the first tiem she heard S.O.S. was when the nike commercial came out and she wasnt offered it.
    Christina SHITS on rihanna.
    Christina could be up there with Beyonce bc she has real talent.
    F*** THE HATERS

    And sam why "hmmm"??? Just bc Jackson is a legend doesnt mean she doesnt liek anybody from today and Christina signs better than Janet so why Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    Cassie even said Janet says she likes her and Me&U…so Cassie is HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM but CHristina is YEAH.

  7. WithLove December 18, 2008

    I can’t believe I’m about to defend Rihanna over Christina Milian but EVEN if Christina Milian had the backing that Rihanna got she would not reach what Rihanna has today…Rihanna mixed real fashion as opposed to hiphop glamour i.e Beyonce with “trendy” music noone before her has really done that…and don’t tell me Fifi Dobson did that…cause she did not. Meanwhile Christina while I love “Dip It Low” was just another Beyonce clone.

  8. Anonymous December 18, 2008

    ^^^but the issue at hand is talent. Not fashion. Althought I do agree with you on Rhi’s fasion game, which is why I think she could be a supermodel. Her current success is based on successful marketing using her image, which Christina offers plus marginal talent. So I agree with Sam wholeheartedly on this one.

  9. Anonymous December 18, 2008

    damn, typing way to fast. sorry about the type-o’s guys!.

  10. Anonymous December 18, 2008

    She still couldn’t have been as successful as Rihanna, she just doesn’t have “it.”

  11. Anonymous December 18, 2008

    CHRISTINA SOUNDS PISSED ABOUT GETTING KICKED OVER FOR RIHANNA I WOULD BE TOO. THEY BOTH HAVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF TALENT NEITER ONE IS BETTER THEN THE OTHER. IT’S JUST RIHANNA GOT LUCKY I MEAN THEY DO SAY THE THIRD TIMES THE CHARM OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. THIS NEW ALBUM WILL BE HER THIRD SO MAYBE SHE’LL FINALLY GET THAT RIHANNA FAME. THE NEW SINGLE IS HER BEST SINGLE EVER I’M LOOKING FOREWARD TO HER NEW PROJECT I THINK SHE HAS HER HEAD ON STRAIGHT AND SHE MEANS BUSSINESS ON THIS ONE SO I’LL DEFINITLY BE GETING THE NEW ALBUM.

  12. Anonymous December 18, 2008

    I’m sorry, why is Christina hating? we already had Mya and at least she could dance! Christina got dropped because s** doesn’t sell especially when your talent is weak. what ever people say about Rihanna at least her voice is distinctive and she’s got game, Christina was never really saying much, Dip it low was good but it was straight up Teedra Moses as we were later to find out. As for Janet Jackson, how many record deals and flops has she had? she’s in no position to be telling anyone to stay in a game she can’t stay in. When will people realise that pretty doesn’t mean Talented!!! Cassie anyone

  13. mq1986 December 18, 2008

    I, for one, really like Christina Milian. So many of her songs are used for hip-hop routines and mixes, and when people hear them, they always ask, “Who is this–she’s good!” But she’s just one of those artists who never really receive the attention they’re due–because they’re considered redundant or whatever by their labels. One of the songs I play pretty often is “For Real,” her single with Twista. She also has a song with Joe Budden called “Whatever You Want.” Check it out, guys! She’s good!

  14. katebozz December 18, 2008

    I like christina. And that song with joe budden was hot. I think her problem is that she doesn’t stand out enough. Her and tierra marie. While rihanna may not be the best singer, her voice is very distinctive. Its one of those talent isn’t everything issues. everything else rihanna gets credited for is b*******. from her clothes (I’m sure she has a stylist, duh) to that hair cut she stole from kelis. Christina and others, and for a minute even rihanna, fell in that wanna be beyonce category.
    And why does she have to be a hater for telling it like is with being dropped. Its f****** obvious. They promote the hell out of rihanna. And with record sales going down hill they had to drop somebody, however that “say I” song didn’t help.

    Katebozz

  15. me December 18, 2008

    @10:43 No shade to Rihanna but Christina Milian is much more talented than her. If you go to Youtube and listen to her song “Believer” you’ll see she is a much better singer. Rihanna’s vocals don’t compare. Also I’m not saying Christina Milian is a GREAT dancer but she can dance much better than Rih (during the Pon De Replay days) when she did dance.

  16. Anonymous December 18, 2008

    Lets be forreal. Christina Milian is ok but her songs are hella wack. I would’ve spent my money on Rihanna anyway. At least she wasn’t giving all that lip, she just went wit the flow (like beyonce did in the early years). Ms. Milian thought she was too good to sing SOS and was too busy suckin on Dre’s d*** to recognize a hit song. LETS BE FORREAL! Hell Tierra Marie can sing better than both Rihanna and Ms. Milian…but she won’t ever be a star! LOL LMAO. Get over it. Princess Rih Rih will reign for at least another 3 years before we forget her and move on.

  17. Anonymous December 18, 2008

    Hold up, she did get backing like Rihanna. She was the one that pass up the song “SOS” and Rihanna got it. She just made some bad choice when it comes to picking records

  18. me December 18, 2008

    Also I wanted to add that Christina needs to stand out more, whether it be with fashion or some really really hot song to make people pay more attention she needs to stand out more. Rihanna is now solid as a successful female artist. Where as Christina hasn’t had much success. Right now with all these successes- Britney (even though she’s just lip synching while standing on stage), Beyonce, Rihanna, Leona….etc. I think it’s hard for other female artist ESPECIALLY ones that sings “urban” music or pop to come out right now and be taken that seriously. Just my opinion though. Those quotes from her interview above is all she’s looked at as right now – a singer who got dropped from Def Jam who used to date Nick Cannon. I wish her the best. I hope she gets the last laugh.

  19. Anonymous December 18, 2008

    Hasn’t she BEEN cleared it up that the rumor that she turned down SOS was false?

  20. Anonymous December 18, 2008

    Well its true they didn’t spend much on Christinas projects. Although she’s got a pretty nice voice and can dance…

  21. Anonymous December 18, 2008

    Christina has had a lot of chances (3 albums), so I hope she knows what she’s doing this time around. The talent is there, she just has to know how to execute it to make herself more appealing. The competiton of female artists is rough, she has to release songs that give people a reason to pay attention to her. It’s not like the 90s and decades before then, because fans today emphasize so much on who’s better than who than the actual music, especially in the age of blogging so she bascially better bring it. Wish her the best of luck.

  22. NKECHI December 18, 2008

    CHRISTINA WAS OFFERED ‘SOS’ FIRST AND HER MANAGER-BOYFRIEND OPTED FOR ‘SAY I’ INSTEAD. HE HAD BAD BUSINESS SENSE, SO SHE SHOULDN’T KNOCK RIHANNA’S HUSTLE. I THINK SHE IS A BETTER DANCER, BUT NOT A BETTER VOCALIST… ITS ALL ABOUT BRINGING SOMETHING FRESH TO THE TABLE, AND SHE FAILED TO DO THAT.

  23. Anonymous December 18, 2008

    rihanna appeals to white people and since they go out and really support the artist in my opinion, she is still revalant. w/e once the next pretty thing come along, rihanna will be dried up as a raisn! now thats real talk.

  24. Anonymous December 18, 2008

    I HAVE TO AGREE WITH THE COMMENT ABOVE ME. ABOUT RIHANNA APPEALING TO MORE WHITE PPL SINCE THEY GO OUT AND BUY THE ALBUMS. BUT CHRISTINA WAS AND IS A BETTER SINGER AND DANCER COMPARED TO RIRI. SHE JUST NEEDS TO PICK THE RIGHT SONG WRITERS. LIKE THE DREAM (HE KILLING IT) NE-YO (HE KILLING IT) HELL EVEN KERI HILSON HAS MADE HITS FOR PPL. SO SHE JUST NEEDS TO FOCUS ON GETTING GREAT WRITERS AND EVEN BETTER PRODUCERS. IF NOT THEN THIS ALBUM WILL BE JUST LIKE THE OTHERS. AND THEN SHE WILL BE LIKE I’LL JUST STICK TO ACTING.

  25. Anonymous December 19, 2008

    you would be salty to if you got passed over for a goat sounding monster looking nontalent [2]

  26. Anonymous December 19, 2008

    Let's be 100% real Christina is not the best singer but sounds way better than Rihanna. The problem is she's kind of lame and doesn't stand out in a crowd of singers. Rihanna got the pop audience and she took a rocker(fe-fe dobson) style and a pop & r&b(kelis) haircut 2 fairly unknown artist in each others demographic music groups and ran with there styles unbeknown to a lot of folks. That being said she was probably dropped for Rihanna it isn't fair but it sometimes happens. So this time I say come harder this won't be easy don't doubt yourself in the words of Bey. Christina prove them wrong because Rihanna doesn't have that much longer herself.

  27. Anonymous December 19, 2008

    to be honest, this sounds like nothing christina would say.

    & WHY THE FLIP ARE U SURPRISED, JANET WAS A CHRISTINA FAN???? JUST CUS SHE "WAS" A LEGEND DONT MEAN NOTHING!

    I LOVE ALL MILIAN ALBUMS, AND SHE WILL DILIEVER THIS TIME AROUND…ALL THEE HATERS WILL SEEE! =] CANT WAIT!

  28. Soul Touch December 19, 2008

    Christina does have the better voice out of the two.

    In regards to Rhi, if not for the rumors of her being Jay’s side kick, no one would care less about the girl. Those rumors are the ONLY reason her name spread like fire. With the Carters always so private, it gave the media a juicy piece to gnaw on.

    …true or not, it was a great publicity/marketing ploy.

  29. d p December 23, 2008

    For all those who are struggling through life right now, check out the channel. Don’t give up!

  30. Anonymous December 25, 2008

    Sam??? I’m not a huge fan of Rihanna’s but give credit where credit is due. Christina could NEVER touch Rihanna even if she had the same backing. This biyatch is boring and ain’t even relevant. NEXT.

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