It looks like the long-awaited [artist id=”509065″]Hot Boys[/artist] reunion is out of the talking stages and getting serious. Money has been spent to ensure the reunion happens.
“I already signed the deal,” [artist id=”508213″]Juvenile[/artist] told Vibe contributor Alison Fensterstock in March. The interview went up on Vibe.com Thursday.
“So for me, I’m gonna definitely say it’s a go,” Juvenile said. “I already received the check. Wayne is going to put that out, so for me and Wayne, it’s a go. I don’t know if the business been straightened out, but I know B.G.’s on board and he’s willing to do it. I don’t know where Turk stands on the business side.”
Last year, Hot Boy alums Lil Wayne, B.G. and Juvenile were hyped to join each other onstage at a New Orleans club. But before they had a chance to make it to the venue, shots rang out outside the club and the party was shut down.
“It was going to be a big, historic moment,” B.G. told MTV News. “I was just saying that everybody was cool during the All-Star Weekend, then they start shooting. Why’d they have to shoot up on our night? Guess that’s Chopper City for ya.”
When we spoke to Lil Wayne that same day, Weezy said he was not going to the club to get with his old group but was open to working with them in the future. Late last year before the BET Hip-Hop Awards, Weezy told Mixtape Monday a reunion was in the works, but didn’t know when it would launch.
Since the Hot Boys’ breakup — amidst business fallouts with Slim and Baby, the heads of Cash Money Records — they’ve traded disses with one another and reconciled. Last year Juvenile suffered the murder of his daughter , while B.G. was supposed to drop a solo LP on Atlantic Records, but that never surfaced.
Universal Records, Cash Money’s distributor, had no comment as to when the album will be released.