Naya Rivera's Rep Denies Reports She Was Dropped by Columbia Records
Has Naya Rivera's music career been cut short along with her TV career? Amid reports that she was written off the finale of Glee, Billboard reported that the singer-actress had been dropped from her record label, too.
Rivera signed with Columbia Records in 2011 but has yet to release a full-length album; her debut single, "Sorry," dropped last September. Her rep tells Us, however, that she has not been cut from the label's roster.
"The newest story claiming that Naya Rivera was dropped from her recording contract with Columbia Records is absolutely false. If the 'news' outlets who put out this story had bothered to contact anyone from her team, they would have learned this was false," the rep said in a statement to Us Weekly.
"To be clear, any rumors or statements made as fact, that Naya Rivera was fired or let go from Glee or dropped from her recording contract, are categorically false," the statement continued. "Someone obviously has an agenda to damage Naya's good name and the media are failing at their duty to responsibly vet their sources and verify what is true and what is not. Naya's attorneys are prepared to take any and all legal action to enforce and protect her rights."
A rep for Columbia Records had no comment.
The reports of Rivera's career troubles come hot on the heels of her split from ex-fiance Big Sean. As Us Weekly exclusively reported in April, the rapper broke off their engagement six months after he proposed.
"After careful thought and much consideration, Sean has made the difficult decision to call the wedding off," his rep told Us. "The recent rumors and accusations reported by so-called or fake sources are simply untrue. Sean wishes Naya nothing but the best and it is still his hope that they can continue to work through their issues privately. We will not be commenting again on this matter."
Rivera, for her part, tweeted—and then deleted—a post about her ex at the time of the breakup, in which she hinted at some messiness between the two. "@bigsean stealing rolexes from a lady's house now," the post read. "Maybe cuz I'm on Glee and making more money or something. #triflin"