“O” Really? Omarion Says That He’s About To Be On That MJ/”Thriller” & Beyonce/”Crazy In Love” Level

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November 29, 2012 ‐ By

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I’m probably one of the few people in my office right now who wants to see Omarion win. Probably because I used to be a B2K stan (though I had more of an affinity for Lil Fizz), and more or less because I’ve seen him at his best (“Touch” anyone?) and knows he can drop some chart topping stuff. And after watching him dance for his life in almost a comical fashion at the BET Hip Hop Awards a few months ago, I can tell he’s hungry–thirsty even. But at the age of 28, post his boy band heartthrob status and dropping four solo albums, the latter two which were received with lack of enthusiasm, can Omarion really blow up big again? Or better yet, as he says, can he ever be on the level of Michael during Thriller? Beyoncé during Crazy In Love? Justin Timberlake during his FutureSex/LoveSounds reign?

He seems to think so. When talking about his upcoming EP, Care Package, with Billboard, Omarion discussed why he believes that it’s his time now to drop a classic. He’s a new and improved and eclectic O, and he’s excited for the fans, and the haters, to hear what he’s got, especially since he personally feels like most people still look at him as teeny bopping “Bump Bump Bump” Omarion from B2K:

A lot of my fans are adults and have children and lives. It’s really interesting because they still come out and support, the fans that used to chase my car. I think they ready. This is the real grown-up me. This is that age when Beyoncé had ‘Crazy in Love’ and Michael Jackson had ‘Thriller,’ when Justin Timberlake had ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds.’ I feel like I’m at that age. I can’t wait to display this new me.

If he’s trying to show that he’s grown up and out of his dance friendly pop stuff from back in the day, it helps that he’s rolling with Rick Ross and MMG, as he got signed with Ross’ crew after they met up at a strip club of all places. Magic City is the perfect place to do business, right? And since then, he’s been so hype and full of enthusiasm that he’s not letting anybody bring him down. Don’t want to see an Omarion comeback? Well, homeboy says too bad, because it’s coming: “I hope that they hear the emotion and take away one thing, and that’s that I’m coming. I’m going to continue to create music. I’m here, and that’s what it is.”

While I do like Omarion, I can’t say that I really see him making an impact or the type of music that really blew people like Bey, Justin and MJ into the stratosphere of stardom. I feel like that opportunity came and went. But hey, you can’t knock a brotha for trying. Never hurts to be ambitious, or it least it doesn’t hurt much? Care Package drops for free on file sharing sites on November 29, will you check it out?

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  • clove8canela

    I loved “ice box,” but he done went and jumped right on out the window with that one. Also, can I say I die every time I see him play air guitar! Thank you for reminding us with that photo.

  • Casie X

    I really Don’t see it but he can try.

  • Pseudonym

    Did he put “Crazy in Love” and “Thriller” in a comparative statement?!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • yeppers

    umm…..He was never the blowing away type for me…People like MJ and BEy are powerhouse larger than life performers. Hes not that for me. But hey everything is worth a shot in the dark…..i guess.

  • Alohilani

    He is so delusional.

  • bluekissess

    That picture of him dancing around rick Ross disgusts me. Looks. Like he was dancing for his life.

  • Neeks

    I love Omarion I really do, but I think he’s gassing himself up a little too much. I feel like he can make a nice name for himself again. I’m definitely excited to hear Care Package. “M.I.A.” was a good single to get people to listen up. For some odd reason him and Mario are not as appreciated and they make good music…

  • .:*whitneyeclectic*:.

    To make such an ambitious statement like that, he BESTA have some genius producers and songwriters behind the soundboards and not come at the public at large with any foolishness. All that pop locking, gyratin’ and sliding isn’t gonna cut it if the music is lackluster.

  • .:*whitneyeclectic*:.

    To make such an ambitious statement like that, he BESTA have some genius producers and songwriters behind the soundboards and not come at the public at large with any foolishness. All that pop locking, gyratin’ and sliding isn’t gonna cut it if the music is lackluster.

  • realadulttalk

    Everytime I hear his name I remember how Khloe Kardashian wouldn’t date him.

    • Cakester

      So whack, even a Kardashian wouldn’t date him! LOL!

    • Cakester

      So whack, even a Kardashian wouldn’t date him! LOL!

  • Meyaka

    1st :”crazy in love” is no “thriller”,come on I haven’t even heard that song anymore In at least 5 years

    2nd: he is no beyonce and no Michael Jackson

    3rd: I need more than words to take him seriously.

    • Kelz

      Preach!

    • IllyPhilly

      LMAO
      4th: Dude wore a rhinestone bandana at one point in his life.

      • Meyaka

        LMAO!!!!!!
        5th: He was running around singing “bump bump bump”

        • Kay

          6th: he looks like he be breastfeedingfrom rick Ross breasts

  • kiki

    i want the best for O, i really liked “touch”. if its a solid album, i’ll buy.

    • Ce1999

      I agree. I liked “Touch” and I even liked “Entourage.” He doesn’t seem to be headed back in that direction though, so I’m not sure how he can pull of anything close to MJ or Beyonce. Those comparisons don’t work in this day in age anyway.

  • http://www.yourtango.com/users/cheekee-baby cheekee baby

    Good luck to him. He might squeeze out a hit or two. The talent just isn’t there for me.

  • SheBe

    He has fans? That pic w Boss Hog is too much. So much I can say but it’s just too easy.

    • IllyPhilly

      I’ll start you off, everything about Omarion says, “I’m a bottom.”

      • SheBe

        AAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!! LOL!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tiffanie-MadameGigglez-Thomas/665285721 Tiffanie MadameGigglez Thomas

    Po Omarion, Ricky Ross got yo head pumped up onto another level… You must have put some money on his books for that comment

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