Birdman Breaks Silence on Lil Wayne Drama
Birdman expressed sadness over his ongoing feud with Lil Wayne in a preview for an upcoming tell-all interview with Power 105.1′s Angie Martinez. The Cash Money honcho said Wayne’s screed against him and the label “was shocking to everybody. I never thought Mula [Wayne] would be saying nothing negative about me, ever.
“So that man open his mouth and say something negative about me, that was a lot — that shit fucked my day up,” Birdman continued. “I love my son. He mean the world to me. For that man to say something negative about me, that affected my life.”
Birdman and Lil Wayne have been going at each other since the latter took to Twitter last December to blast his mentor and label, Cash Money, for withholding his long-awaited LP, Tha Carter V. Wayne then sued Cash Money for $51 million, demanding he be dropped from the label and be named joint copyright holder of all the music released on his Young Money imprint, including recordings by Drake and Nicki Minaj.
In his interview with Martinez, Birdman addressed the rumors that should Wayne leave, Cash Money would also lose the Young Money roster: “No,” Birdman said. “You’re just listening to what they say.” He added: “Nicki and Drake ain’t going nowhere, regardless.”
Martinez’s full interview with Birdman is scheduled to air Tuesday at 4 p.m. on Power 105.1. The Cash Money honcho will also reportedly discuss whether he’ll let Lil Wayne walk away from Cash Money, if it was him who threw a drink at the rapper during a performance in Miami and if he and Young Thug orchestrated an alleged shooting against Weezy.
Neither Birdman nor Young Thug are facing any charges for the incident, which took place in April, but both were named in a recent indictment of Jimmy Carlton Winfrey, an associate who worked as a tour manager for Young Thug. The State of Georgia slapped Winfrey with 30 counts, including aggravated assault, claiming he raced up alongside Lil Wayne’s two tour buses, opened fire and subsequently attempted to hide the Camaro he was driving.
Amidst all the courtroom drama, Wayne and Birdman’s spat took another public turn when Weezy joined the Jay Z-helmed streaming service Tidal where he dropped a new mixtape, Free Weezy Album. Cash Money then sued Tidal for $50 million, claiming they own the exclusive rights to Wayne’s music and the rapper’s contract stipulates he cannot license his music to anyone else.