L.A. Reid on Rapper Lil Poopy's Epic Records Deal: 'Not Signed Here Baby'

Scott Gries
Lil Poopy in the Lifetime series The Rap Game.

Rapper Lil Poopy may not be a part of the Epic Records family after all. Laura Swanson, the label's executive vice president of media and strategic development, confirms to Billboard that the 13-year-old lyricist (born Luis Rivera, Jr.) did not land a contract with the label despite reports that he had signed a four-year deal.

Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid also quoted signee Meghan Trainor and tweeted on Monday (Aug. 22), "My name is NO, MY sign is NO, My answer is NO .... Not signed here baby! #NotEpic." And, after some reports speculated that he was possibly referring to Trainor's Epic deal, he followed up with a second tweet, saying, "No, this is absolutely not about @Meghan_Trainor! [--]." 

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Lil Poopy released his first rap record, "Ima Cokeboy," in 2009 when he was just 9 years old. The Massachusetts rep -- whose father was reportedly arrested in June and charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine -- also appeared on season one of Lifetime's search for the next pint-sized hip-hop star, The Rap Game