In a new interview with Hot 97, Birdman discusses his controversial interview with The Breakfast Club and Charlamagne, along with his fallout with Rick Ross and Tricky Daddy. Check out a few excerpts below.
I think for a few years he’s just been slandering my name, not respecting me. To me as a man, it was deeper than music, so I just wanted to go up there and see what’s happening. Put some respect on my name…I can understand a man with his opinion, and that’s respectable. But I feel when you’re going off the record and taunting me for years, I feel as a man I’m going to make sure that man respects me as a man. There’s no other way about that.
On Rick Ross:
Me and Ross were like brothers, everyday hanging together. One of the reasons we came to Miami is because them n-ggas embraced us. I don’t know what his call was to even get in me and my son’s business, so whatever business me and him have, that’s my son. That sh-t’s gonna work itself out. I have the utmost respect for Ross. I taught him a lot of game in this sh-t. He watched my pimping, and he went and did his own thing with it. It threw me off… I ain’t spoke to him or seen him. If we speak, we speak. I can go the rest of my life not speaking to nobody. I don’t give a f-ck about that.
On Trick Daddy:
I’m a straight gangsta. That n-gga been in my hood. He knows what’s happening with me. I guess a n-gga get on the radio and wanna be funny or something. That n-gga knows what’s happening with me. Google me. Call anything in the 504, ask about me, and watch what comes up. A straight G. I’m just a hustler. I’m a mastermind…Ross and Trick, they had their opinion. They said that sh-t one time. You ain’t gonna keep hearing that sh-t. That n-gga on the radio station, he’s been playing with me for three, four years. He’s constantly playing with my name. Find you somebody to play with. That’s all I’m saying.