By Billboard staff
Sylvia Rhone with L.A. Reid at Essence’s tribute to Rhone and Kelly Rowland in Los Angeles last week. (Photo: 2012 A Turner Archives)
“I have the best of both worlds – to finally work with L.A. Reid and launch my own label,” Rhone reportedly told the New York Post through her rep. The two imprints will share some staff, and Rhone will have a small team of her own.
The rep also shot down longstanding reports of tension between Rhone and Reid. “L.A. Reid and Sylvia Rhone are extremely good friends. It is completely false that he’s pushing against her. In fact the other night, L.A. Reid went to the Essence black women in music tribute to support Sylvia.” Billboard.biz published photos of the two together the following morning.
The two, of course, worked together for many years under current Sony Music head Doug Morris at Universal, and Rhone has long been expected to re-start the Portrait imprint through Sony ever since Reid joined Morris at Sony last summer. It was unclear at press time whether or not her label will be Portrait.
Austin Brown who is the nephew of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson, has release his brand new single called Menage a Trois’. The 26-year old is the son of Rebbie Jackson, who is the eldest child of the Jackson family.
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