Birdman Exploits Wayne? Love No More
“It’s obvious that he’ll be cash money ‘til the death of him.” Were words by Lil’ Wayne on “I’m Me” back in ’07. Well, reports that came out last week assert the self-proclaimed best rapper alive doesn’t seem to be sticking to what he previously noted 8 years ago.
According to TMZ, the Young Money CEO has filed a lawsuit against Brian ‘Birdman’ Williams in which Weezy is asking to end his contract with the Cash Money label. On top of it all, he’s also suing his adoptive father for a cool $51 million (talking ‘bout a milli a milli a milli a milli). Oh and did I mention he’s attempting to take the rights to Drake and Nicki as well? I guess “Cash Money still the company and Weezy the boss.”
Lil’ Wayne was taken under Birdman’s wing at the tender/innocent age of 11. To say Birdman was a mentor in Wayne’s life is an understatement. He believed in Wayne, taught him the ropes of the industry, and up until now Wayne has done nothing but pay his respects to the Cash Money CEO for over 20 years. When Hov took shots at Birdman’s “Baby money,” Wayne was quick to retaliate in defense of Birdman on “It’s Good.” Seeing how close these two have been (sometimes too close) over the past two decades the thought of them eventually splitting ties seemed unimaginable.
On his newly released mix tape “Sorry For The Wait 2,” in his own rendition of the O.T. Genesis ‘Coco’ Weezy spits,
“Who kept this s*** together? N***a, me, that’s who
Who was there when n***as left? N***a, me, that’s who
Cash Money is an army, I’m a one man army
And if them n***as comin’ for me, I’m goin’ out like Tony”
Young Thug and The Carter V
A little modest there aren’t we Weezy? A release date for the 5th installment of ‘Tha Carter’ series conveniently titled, “Tha Carter V” has repeatedly been pushed back by Birdman and Cash Money Records. Young Thug, a rapper from Atlanta, has been accumulating much buzz in the past few months due to support and guidance from Birdman. Young Thug has even signed a management deal (not a record deal) with Birdman’s Rich Gang leading some to believe that Young Thug’s rise is the reason behind Birdman leaving Wayne in the lurch.
The latest in the dispute between the two rap moguls finds Weezy willing to stay with Cash Money granted the label agrees to paying him what he’s asking for… which is $10 million for the time and effort he put into the recording Tha Carter V. Universal Music is kindly asking Birdman to settle and help make this issue disappear. Cash Money still a company and Weezy the boss.