JoJo Calls Out Former Label for Missing Music From Spotify: 'I Have No Control Over What They Do'

JoJo performs at MTV's Wonderland Live Show on Sept. 29, 2016 in Los Angeles.
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JoJo performs at MTV's Wonderland Live Show on Sept. 29, 2016 in Los Angeles. 

If you've noticed that JoJo's self-titled debut album is no longer available for all the streams you want on Spotify, you're not alone. After a fan went to the streaming service looking to blast hits like "Leave (Get Out)" and "Baby It's You," they couldn't help asking the singer why JoJo wasn't there -- and JoJo herself set the record straight.

"My former label removed my music, I unfortunately have absolutely no control over what they do or don't do," JoJo tweeted Sunday night (April 23).

JoJo's initial response triggered a slew of responses from other fans, with one asking if she thinks she'll ever get the rights to her music again. "Somehow? Probably. Is that my focus right now? No," she wrote. "I want to let bygones be bygones. I pray one day they put my music back up."

The previous label holding JoJo's music is Blackground Records -- the same company behind the digital disappearance of Aaliyah's discography -- with which the singer has fought a contract battle that didn't allow her to sell her own material. Although a loophole allowed her to sign with Atlantic Records in 2014, there's clearly still traces of the dispute, and it seems even JoJo isn't sure when she'll be able to have control over her debut record.

JoJo isn't available on iTunes either, but is still streamable on Apple Music. Billboard has reached out to JoJo's team and Spotify for comment. See her tweets below.


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