JESSIE J has revealed she is “unemployed” after quitting her pop job and becoming a mother.
Singer Jessie, 35, was signed to industry giant Republic Records for 17 years – but recently decided to leave her contract.
She announced the news on Instagram, thanking company bosses and promising to continue releasing music.
The Price Tag singer said on camera: “My lawyer said I had to make a statement about the decision I made.”
“I don’t want it to feel like a huge, big deal. After 17 years, I have decided to leave Republic Records. I was about six months pregnant when I made this decision.”
“Monte and Avery Lipman and Jason Flomm were so generous and kind in supporting my decision and letting me go.”
“It was the most amazing ups and downs of my life. I’m just so grateful to be signed to the best record label in the world.”
“I just have to be honest about who I am and what I want from my career.”
“There is no negative twist, it is not dramatic. I just didn’t feel right when I was signed and haven’t for years. So I have to stop just trusting and asking my instincts… and now I’m unemployed.”
“I’m now in the process of getting all the legal work done and sorting out the music so I can release new music and do it my way. In my time and on my terms. Now that I’ve had a baby, there’s just no stopping me.
“Something happens when you have a baby and you just start not saying anything. But there’s nothing but good vibes.”
The BRIT Award winner landed nine top ten singles in the UK in the early 2010s, but her last ten releases failed to chart.
It’s only been four months since Jessie gave birth to her first child, a son named Sky, whom she shares with basketball player Chanan Safir Colman.