By Maurice Bobb
After rumors that Naya Rivera had been dropped by her label, Columbia Records, a rep for the “Glee”actress has called them “absolutely false.”
Rivera’s reps issues a statement Friday afternoon reading, in part, “The news story claiming that Naya Rivera was dropped from her recording contract with Columbia Records is absolutely false… To be clear, any rumors or statements made as fact, that Naya Rivera was fired or let go from ‘Glee’ or dropped from her recording contract, are categorically false. Someone obviously has an agenda to damage Naya’s good name and the media are failing at their duty to responsibly vet their sources and verify what is true and what is not. Naya’s attorneys are prepared to take any and all legal action to enforce and protect her rights.’”
Billboard had reported that Columbia Records reportedly ended its relationship with the 27-year-old singer. Back in 2011, Rivera was the first cast member from the popular Fox series to nab a solo recording contract.
Rivera then set out to record her debut album, but has only released one single, “Sorry,” which features her ex-fiancé Big Sean. The song, a feisty ladies anthem that finds the diva preening at her lover’s parade of ex-girlfriends, failed to land on the Hot 100 chart and sold 34,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
This story was updated on May 2, 2014 at 5:58pm ET.