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From The Desk Of JoJo

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JoJo is clearing up all the legal dramz, y'all!

Upon the announcement that Jo will be suing her record label, Da Family Entertainment, to be let out of her contract + $500k in damages for putting her in "musical limbo," so to say.

Da Family Entertainment has refused to release her from her contract, but won't let the poor girl put out a new album!

JoJo has taken to her offical blog to discuss the matter at hand and clear up any rumors floating around!

Writes Jo:

"When I sat down to write this blog I turned on one of my favorite albums, Jill Scott's "Who is Jill Scott?", thinking it might mellow me out, calm me down, and give me the focus to articulate all that I want to say. After all, for me, music has the power to change my mood and help me through every time in my life. Music can/will/has/does make me happy/sad/mad/passionate/energetic/etc. Music is my life. The thought of not being able to express myself through music is devastating to me!

Recently I had to make one of the toughest decisions in my career thus far. It's a long drawn out story, but I wont bore you with all the gory details… lol.

For the past year and a half I've been diligently cooperating with my record label(s) so I can have the opportunity to continue with my career and do what I love the most; create music and sing. I've been a patient team player and have done everything that was asked and/or expected of me. As you may already know, my record company has been going through a major transition and unfortunately all of the artists on the label have been forced to sit on the sidelines and wait. I exhausted every option and exercised much patience before reaching my final decision to file a formal complaint with the court.

My situation is a bit a-typical. It is not a case where the artist loves the material they are making, is set in his or her ways, will not take direction or advice, and will not cooperate with the label. This is NOT the case at all. I've been blessed to receive great feedback from the record company in response to the music I've been delivering. But unfortunately I have become a victim of industry politics that honestly have nothing to do with me personally or professionally. Because of this, I am willing to fight for what I love and ultimately for the chance to regain control of my livelihood and my life.

I cant wait for the day when I can share the music that me and the album's contributors have created. I am so anxious to get back to what really matters. I didn't get into this industry for anything else other than my absolute passion for and love of MUSIC. At 12 years old when my mom and I signed the contracts, I could never have imagined that there would be so many other, far less attractive aspects to this business. However, at the end of the day I hold no animosity towards my record company(s). I learned from an early age that this is a business and it is NOT personal.

I love and appreciate every single person who has stuck by me and supported me through these trying times, particularly my fans. I love you guys so much and I couldn't get through this without you. As I've mentioned in previous blogs, I really look forward to speaking more candidly about this time in my life and most importantly, delivering the music that has taken such a long time to come out. I will not rest until my goals are actualized.

Thanks again for your encouragement and your patience!

Stay strong, girlie!

When all is said and done, you're doing the right thing!

[Image via WENN.]

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59 comments to “From The Desk Of JoJo”

  1. 1


  2. 2

    You Go, Gurrrlll!

  3. 3

    Damn. Perez Is Being Nice… He Must be ill.

  4. 4

    Lordy Lord, the devil is really tryna test this woman!

  5. 5

    i love jojo and cant wait for the next album!!!

  6. 6

    love her. & very well written. i think all of hollywood could learn something from this girl, because no one out there can spell, nor do they have a firm grasp on grammar!

  7. 7

    she is really pretty / i enjoy her music
    stfu haters !

  8. 8

    poor girl.
    stay strong.

  9. 9

    She's surprisingly well-spoken.

  10. 10

    She is dressed like my grandma. Terrible

  11. 11

    YES!!! Go JoJo! You are amazing! I love your voice…your music and your attitude…you are a true artist and your fans will respect and support your every decision.

    JoJo you are amazing. Perez you go boy for having her back too….she needs it!!! :)

  12. 12

    Jojo sounds like the name of a monkey dressed up as a bellhop with a grind organ. Remember, this stanking pile of faux ghetto played at the republican national convention for BUSH and this was when her HOMETOWN was holding the democratic national convention in their town of BOSTON. I don't care if you were a kid, you ain't now which makes it okay for us to rag on you! hahaha

  13. 13

    who cares…..

  14. 14

    Jojo is still famous?

  15. omz says – reply to this


    Good for her!

  16. 16

    ummm … who is JoJo?

  17. 17

    Well written. I like Jojo- so far we haven't heard anything scandalous about her, unlike most teenagers that are famous nowadays. Hope it works out for her, and that her album is a success.

  18. 18

    Did she kiss your ass one night at a party? You're only nice to the people that kiss your ass, and you even talk shit about your ass kissers when you feel like it. She must really kiss your ass whenever you see her.

  19. 19

    I genuinely think this girl think she's black, have any of ya'll heard her speak? O-M-G. Wannabe to the fullest.

  20. 20

    Re: ohperezluvyou – how about a first with me?

  21. 21

    Go don't let anyone still your big dreams :-)

  22. 22

    I LOVE you JoJo - keep moving forward. Perez forever xo

  23. 23

    She has writers..you know public relations people. How ridiculous of you to think she wrote any of this stuff! very naive people.

    She has an 8 year old girls face. I just can't tolerate her…wish she would go away..tuck herself somewhere in the mid-west never to be seen or heard from again.

  24. 24

    ehh who cares about this never-really-has-been

  25. 25

    She's so pretty and talented :)

    Sad that this is happening to her.

  26. 26

    Jo Jo is awesome. A great young talent and I await any new music from her.

  27. 27

    she seems pretty smart, besides shes a great singer…this is an artist… poor girll u_u

  28. 28

    Re: TiaBelle
    Have you ever thought, maybe she speaks like that ’cause of where she grew up? Yeah probably not, plus if I sounded 'black' I wouldn't be proud, having a hood rat accent would blow.

  29. 29


  30. 30

    What a very eloquent and mature young lady.

  31. 31

    i don't think a publicist will write that!camon!!!!

  32. 32

    Who is this chick?

  33. 33

    Re: Sylvesterr – haha never has been… that really is the best way to describe this chick

  34. 34

    this is a slow day for you perez…

  35. 35

    Re: BatchStoleMyID – Not all black people have "hoodrat accents" you bloody idiot.

  36. 36

    I love jojo, she's aweosme her voice is incred. its a shame her damn label has prevented her from releasing more music, everyone thinks shes just yesterdays news but this girls got talent!

  37. embo says – reply to this



  38. 38

    Glad her career is in such high gear that she has time to write PAGES about her career and those who pretend to care about it. JC, honey, get a fucking life. Nobody cares.

  39. 39

    she looks pretty with not a lot of makeup, like this picture.

  40. 40

    well said!

    p.s. jojo is sooooooo adorable! she has the cutest little mouth and little smile…with adorable cheeks that dimple at the top when she smiles ;-) i've always thought of her as a living DOLL.

  41. 41

    Wow. I can't be reading that ridiculous essay about why/if she's suing her company. I frankly don't care enough. Who even knew Jojo was still alive? Last time I checked she was 14 and singing Too Little Too Late. She's 18 now? Time flies when your not paying attention.

  42. 42

    yes i just saw her in a movie forget what its called about a actress turned school loser …was about a 4/10 she looked hormonal

  43. 43

    Nothing like a fresh looking little scank. I hope she stays fresh till she is 18 and legal to fuck. If she is 18 now that is great. Never heard of this little scank.

  44. 44

    Re: Edgenet – fuck you hater. get lost idiot. JOJO RULES!

  45. 45

    Hope all goes well for JoJo!

  46. 46

    If she is 18 and still looks like a fresh little scank, I hope that is a current picture. If she is 18 she is legal to fuck. I wonder what the rest of her body looks like. I think she has the making of a dumpy body

  47. 47

    its so sad that this is happening to her! shes going through the same shit joss stone is going through with EMI right now and joss even offered them £2,000,000 to let her go but they wont :P
    its been to long since weve had albums from these super-tallented girlsm the record labels need to pull their fingers out or let them go! keep strong girls! :P

  48. 48

    What a smart girl!! Now that's a tween role model!

  49. 49

    This 18 year old scank needs a sex film to be leaked to get know. Who in the hell is jojo some silly redneck with a patatoe head

  50. 50

    wow an artist that is truly about the music

  51. 51

    Re: LilLadyPants, "…me and the album's contributors have created." Sorry, but this is NOT good grammar.

  52. 52

    gawd she's ugly

  53. 53


  54. 54

    guess she's just a little too late

  55. 55

    You have a beautiful voice…..fight for ya shit

  56. 56

    y the hell does she always write so much?

  57. 57

    wow man and she has a amazing voice

  58. Aries says – reply to this


    I'm sure that this is what she really means, but it's obviously not 'really' written by her. People get paid to do that.

  59. 59

    i love this grl..she is beautiful and young..she will make it