While it may be hard to imagine the jeweled-out music mogul laying out his
VMA outfit the night before, he already knows what he’ll be wearing to the festivities.
“Rich Gang head to feet,” Birdman told Sway days before the awards kick-off from Brooklyn on Sunday. “I’mma be swag baby, that’s all I know. I’m Uptown, New Orleans — one thing we do do is swag out.”
Birdman went on to explain that his Rich Gang movement is more than just the title of his compilation album, but also about a “flashy lifestyle.”
“I just started a Rich Gang clothing line,” Stunna said. “Me and Wayne also got the YMCMB clothing line.”
The night before sitting on the red sofa, the Cash Money Records co-founder/CEO and his brother, Ronald “Slim” Williams, were named BMI Icons for helming their legendary label. The duo were treated to an all-star tribute, which included performances by DJ Khaled, Mystikal, Trina and Juvenile. But the most iconic moment of the event was probably the reunion of Birdman and Big Tymer partner in rhyme Mannie Fresh. The two performed onstage together for the first time in more than a decade.
“I dedicate my soul and my life and I wouldn’t be standing here if it wasn’t for Dwayne motherf—in’ Carter,” Birdman said at the ceremony on Thursday of Lil Wayne, who was at his side. “One thing when you see with us, you see loyalty.”
Birdman will display that loyalty again when hits the Barclays to support his artists, including VMA nominee Drake, who’s set to perform top 10 smash “Started from the Bottom” for the first time on TV during the live broadcast.
Ace Hood, who also performed during Birdman’s BMI tribute, made an appearance on “RapFix Live,” too, opening up about the success of “Woke Up in a New Bugatti” and what’s up next.