Omarion may have been a fan of the New Edition biopic, but don’t expect him to jump on the growing trend. During his latest visit to Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, the singer says he’s far from interested in a film about his past life as the lead member of R&B boy band, B2K.
During the interview on Thursday (Feb. 23), the singer explained that he has more talents to tap into to before he tells his life story. Starting off in his early teens, B2K was comprised of Omarion, Raz-B, Lil Fizz (now known as Dreux via Love & Hip Hop Hollywood) and J. Boog. With chart-topping singles and gold and platinum projects, the group is considered to be the last successful black boy band (sorry Mindless Behavior fans). Their break up was quick, leaving Omarion to embark on his solo career.
While giving praise to the BET’s The New Edition Story, the singer believes a biopic on himself and his B2K days would indicate he has nothing else to offer. “I think it’s a time for that,” he said. “For me, when people you know, discuss that part of my history, I’m like, ‘You’re not even allowing me to fully transform. I’m not even…and you want to do a bio.’ When movies like that are done, that means it’s over.”
The “Post To Be” singer says New Edition isn’t in that category but thinks it would be the last step in his journey. “What else is there to do? That’s the last step,” he said. “Why do y’all wanna do a bio? I’m cool. I just feel like there’s a lot more layers and levels. I want to produce. I haven’t even started acting again. There’s just too much for me to do.”
Omarion also addressed Bow Wow’s comments on his breakup with longtime girlfriend, Apryl Jones. “I thought that was kind of wack,” he said of the Shad Moss celebrating his breakup on social media. “He didn’t really have any regard or any respect for the position I was in. Whatever I was going through, you’re supposed to support that. You’re not supposed to [do that.] It’s like, ‘Look at the position you put me in.'”
He said there are no ill feelings towards his former collaborator. “That’s still the bro,” he said. “We’ve made a lot of money together. We’ve got a lot of history together. It’s just the music means something different to me now.”
Check out the rest of the interview, where he discussed his recent trip to South Africa and upcoming project Reasons, above.