After a video appeared online over the weekend of [artist id="3006111"]Day26[/artist]‘s Qwanell “Que” Mosley announcing he was no longer with the band, his manager confirmed the split to MTV News on Monday (December 21). Que said the split had nothing to do with Diddy or Bad Boy, which his manager also confirmed.
In the video, Mosley, speaking from a recording studio where his management said he is currently working on solo music, says: “I love Day26 and I just wanted to move forward with my management. I feel bad for my brothers because they don’t get it, and they making me seem like the bad guy. But no, MTV don’t got control of this no more, I’m telling the world the truth, it’s [Day26 manager Joseph 'Screwface' Charles] Screwface, it’s not Puff.
“I love all my fans and I want y’all to know I think y’all should know the truth. I’m not here trying to put anybody down but the fans deserve the truth. I love y’all and I support Day26. I just want to move on because they don’t want to get their business in order. God bless them. I’m in the studio working. I’m just moving on. I wish them the best.”
On Monday, Mosley spoke to MTV News about the split, adding that the friction between him and his band took place earlier this year and came to a head recently, causing him to post the video announcing his departure from the group.
“I was so confused and lost because I never had an issue with Day26,” he said. “We just had to fix our business. I have nothing bad to say about them. I just want to move forward because they sent me a letter saying they don’t want to work with me. … I only had the issue with management. I don’t feel protected around them now. I don’t feel safe. I don’t feel like they’re my brothers anymore.
“They kicked me out,” he continued, adding that any other negotiations with the label were made without him. “This is my business and this is my life. I don’t want to be kept in the dark. I want to be in control of my business. I never had a motive.”
At press time, Charles had not responded to MTV News’ requests for comment, and a rep for Day26′s new label Atlantic Records had no official confirmation or further information about Mosley’s departure.