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James Reid says leaving VIVA, having no management gave him ‘more freedom’

James Reid also says his working relationship with Nadine Lustre won’t be affected by his decision to leave VIVA.

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FRESH SCOOPS

9/17/2019 12:18 PM
James Reid says leaving VIVA, having no management gave him ‘more freedom’


On the sidelines of his launch as the latest brand ambassador for American watch brand Armitron, James Reid opened up about why he decided to leave VIVA and go on his own.

While his girlfriend Nadine Lustre still remains under the management of VIVA, Reid reassures fans that his working relationship with her won't be affected at all.

"It hasn't been affected at all right now. We're still working together. We're all on good terms which is great. I just have a bit more freedom now, that's all," he said.

James Reid also cleared up that he doesn't have plans to be handled by another talent management agency.

"No. I don't think so. I like having the freedom right now," he stated.

Having finished his stint as a judge for Idol Philippines recently, James was also asked if a new project under Dreamscape Entertainment is on the way. To which he replied: "No. Not right now. None."

As much as he is enjoying the freedom that he has right now, James said he also feels scared about what's to come knowing he is now on his own.

"It's great, but it's also scary knowing that it's just me," he said. 

James, a music label executive himself, added: "But I'm focusing a lot on my record label right now. I want to give it a chance. I want to see how far I can take my music. And I have big plans for it," he said.

The 26-year-old Kapamilya celebrity, who wants to put his focus on his music career, also made it clear that he will still be doing movie projects in the future. 

"I still plan to do big movies. I'm not giving up show business or anything. I still plan to do movies. I'm just waiting for the right project," he stated.

Meanwhile, James Reid gave a resounding "no" when asked about rumors of him transferring to another network.