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Sony may have quietly dropped Jennifer Lopez

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By now it's old news that Jennifer Lopez has said bye-bye to Sony Music. What's new news is that it's because Sony tossed her out on the street for disappointing sales. Does this mean she's back to being Jenny from the block?

"At this point, I have fulfilled all my contractual obligations to Sony/Epic (and) we have come to an amicable decision," Lopez said in a statement to the AP on Tuesday. She said her new album, Love?, would come out this summer, but she didn't mention with what label.

The New York Daily News says that's because Sony and Epic have had it with her, since her latest singles, Louboutins and Fresh Out of the Oven, proved to be about as popular as the Pontiac Aztek. Sources tell the paper that Epic decided to shelve the project and not re-sign J.Lo, and that's why she's leaving. Plus, if she wants to release the album, it'll cost her.

"Epic technically owns the material from her album, so she needs to buy it back from them to have control over it," the source says. "But she'll try to release the album online if need be. It may be her last resort to take control of a poor situation."

If her record sales don't pick up when and if Love? comes out, it's Jennifer's finances that will be in a poor situation.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:21am]

    

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