It wasn't Birdman, so back off!
For years now, the strange feud between Cash Money Records Mogul Birdman and his protégé Lil Wayne has caused major rifts and arguments between other artists and even fans. Everyone wants to hear the sounds of That Carter V after many years of waiting. Even though we saw the guys hanging out like friends earlier this year, there’s still no sign of the elusive album.
And Birdman is getting sick of hearing about it.
Father and Son
Birdman and Lil Wayne used to be as tight as family. Lil Wayne came into Birdman’s New Orleans rap empire when he was just 15 years old. He was a member of the Hot Boys before Bridman gave him a chance to release a solo album just two years later.
The Block Is Hot went platinum, and it catapulted Wayne into super stardom. Lil Wayne and Birdman only grew closer to each other, often saying they were father and son. Just to solidify the relationship, they released Like Father, Like Son in 2006. Unfortunately, that’s when things started going south for them.
After years of touring and amassing success, Lil Wayne’s highly anticipated album The Carter V stalled. Eventually, Wayne blamed his “daddy” Birdman for purposely sabotaging the release.
Lil Wayne said he felt like a “prisoner.” All eyes turned to Birdman, but he remained silent about what was going on. Lil Wayne even tried to sue Birdman for $51 million.
Furthering the bad blood between this former father and son, Lil Wayne released a different album called Free Weezy on July 4, 2015 through the streaming service TIDAL.
It’s 2017 now, and we still don’t have Tha Carter V in our hands. People are still calling for Birdman to free Weezy, but he’s done with this game.
The social media ghost recorded an Instagram Live video to talk about his relationship to Wayne, saying, “B**ch, Lil Wayne my son. I raised him. He ain’t have nothing. I brought him to be something and got something. B**ch, you don’t think I’m gonna make sure he straight? Suck a n***a d**k, B***h.”
He also carried stern warnings for anyone trying to exact revenge on him for keeping Wayne under his thumb. He ranted:
“And if you cross my line, you already know — I ain’t even got to tell you. You know what type of n***a I am and how I live. F**k you, n***a. Tear you’re a*s up playing with me and mine. F**k these old coward a*s, scary a*s n***as playing. They ain’t no gangstas — they don’t wanna see no murder. So you p***y a*s n****s, stick to what you do, blood. Because y’all ain’t about this s**t at all.”
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Birdman is a genius businessman, so he’s got reason to keep Wayne on the label. Baby just got on the cover of XXL for his production prowess.
“Y’all helped notarize a lot of no-names and even what y’all do with the cover with these Freshmen, y’all really changed they lives. The ones that y’all pick, to me, a lot of them have become successful and some of them haven’t. But, the ones that y’all do pick get a chance to become something. So, I think what y’all do with that is priceless. I salute you for that ’cause y’all.”
We don’t know what’s going to happen between the music moguls now, but hopefully they can get something settled so we can finally have that album we’ve been promised for three years. (Yes, it’s really been that long.)
Do you think that Lil Wayne should stick with the guy that made him what he is, or is it time for them to cut ties after all this hostility? Let us know what you think they should do in the comments and SHARE this story!