For months now, Cash Money fans have been watching from the sidelines while Lil Wayne and Birdman's feud plays out.
It started with a tweet from Weezy in December, where he declared that he wanted off Cash Money because he felt like "a prisoner." It turned into a $51 million lawsuit against the label, drinks being throw at nightclubs, and even an indictment which named Birdman and Young Thug in a series of events connected to Weezy's tour bus shooting.
Neither Wayne or Birdman have spoken about their falling out in an interview, until the Cash Money CEO's chat with Angie Martinez, snippets of which aired on New York's Power 105.1 radio station on Tuesday, July 28.
Here's what we learned from the interview:
Birdman Was Caught Off Guard By Wayne's Tweet
"That was shocking to everybody. I never thought he would say anything negative about me ever, in no lifetime," Birdman said. "I never thought that could ever happen. For that man to open his mouth and say something negative about me -- that was a lot, that sh-t f--ked my day up. I love my son, he mean the world to me. For that man to say something negative about me, that affected my life."
But They Still Haven't Spoken About It -- Although They See Each Other Often
"I ain't speak to him about it," Birdman said, going on to explain that he's seen Lil Wayne multiple times since then. "I just take it for what it is. I ain’t gon’ call him. I’m an in-person type of person, so I stay to myself. I’ve seen him a few times. We work everyday right next door to each other -- my studio and his studio is right next door, so I see him everyday. I don’t say nothing. Sometimes I go over there, listen to his music. It's not an everyday thing that we come in each other rooms but I do go over there and check on him."
He's Waiting For The Perfect Time To Talk It Out
And that won't be in the studio. "I just felt like the studio ain't the place for that," he explained. "I see him every night at the studio but I feel like in due time we gon’ do that. This ain't the place or the time for that." Then things got slightly confusing, with the Cash Money CEO explaining that all he has to do is make a phone call to set things straight.
"My son respect me enough that if I call him and tell I'm about to pull up he gon' open that gate. I'm going in that house and me and him gon' talk. But I know he's traveling, I know his schedule, he's not in town a lot, he's gone a lot, so im gon’ wait for the proper time that me and him can get together.” When asked if he thinks delaying it will make things worse, he simply replied, “Not really because it's not that bad.”
Birdman Apparently Didn't Throw That Drink On Wayne
Earlier this month, Birdman (or someone in his entourage) was accused of allegedly throwing a drink on Lil Wayne while he was performing at club LIV, but he says that he had no part of that. "I’m in my own zone and like I said, I’m not gon’ let no man disrespect my son, or disrespect me," he said of what went down that night. "So if there is [disrespect] that sh-t got checked ASAP. I'm not gon' let nobody disrespect my family, they know what Wayne mean to me, they know what I mean to him. That's my son.”
He Doesn't Think Their Relationship Will Change
Despite the fact that Lil Wayne has filed a $51 million lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money Records, in an attempt to go his separate way with YMCMB, Birdman doesn't seem to be too worried about it. “Wayne's forever my son. That ain’t gon’ change no matter what," he said, adding that they've built up the Cash Money brand together.
"I think what’s going on is just some business. And my perspective is, I’ma do whatever he wanna do but he still gon’ be my son. I want him to make the decision that he wanna make. I brought him in this game, I brought us from nothing and turned it into something. He took it and brought it to another level, which is something he was supposed to do, us being a team. At the end of the day, no matter what he wanna do, I'm with him. That’s my son, I love him to death. he got my blessings and i support him.”
He Thinks He's Treated Wayne Fairly
Part of Wayne's lawsuit alleges that Birdman owes him money in unpaid royalties, but you wouldn't get that idea from the Cash Money CEO. "With my son Wayne, I feel like everything we did, and how we built this here...I gave him a $100-plus million contract, $67 million up front, the biggest contract in hip-hop to me," he said. "And it didn’t take an organization to do this -- I did this for my son and that meant the world to me that I was able to do that. And what’s going on now, I don’t really know how it's gon' turn out."
Nicki Minaj And Drake Aren't Going Anywhere?
Nicki Minaj has spoken briefly about Birdman and Weezy's falling out, saying that she still has a good relationship with both of them. Birdman re-iterated as much during his talk with Angie and doesn't seem worried about her or Drake leaving the label -- even though Wayne wants to take them with him. "That's gossip. Because the reality of it is: Nicki and Drake ain't going nowhere, regardless," he said.
When asked if they're happy, he responded, "Both of them – very. And I got much respect for both of them, because they got enough respect for Dwayne Carter and Bryan Williams. You'll never hear nothing out their mouth's negative about either of us, because we both have blessed their lives. So Nicki and Drake, regardless of what's goes down with us, they not going anywhere.