Birdman Says He Felt Like Charlamagne Disrespected His Name: I Just Wanted To See Him Face-To-Face
Birdman had lots to say during a recent interview and in true Birdman form, he certainly didn’t hold back.
The Cash Money executive sat down with Revolt TV’s Drink Champs and talked on some of his most controversial moments… including that infamous 2016 Breakfast Club interview that he cut super short.
“I just had some s*** on my chest. Really it was Charlamagne. I just wanted to see him face-to-face and let him know, stop playing me, respect me. You’re disrespecting my name. You’re playing with me up here. Off top.”
Birdman shared his thoughts on feuding with No Limit Records, the other major label in New Orleans, headed by Master P.
“Cash Money and No Limit, that s*** was real. They ain’t f*** with us, we ain’t f*** with them, that s*** real. We from two different projects, so it just didn’t ever mix and me and his relationship never mixed. Maybe the artists, but we didn’t fuck with each other, so they couldn’t f*** with each other. We just ain’t never vibe. We ain’t ever had no beef, ain’t nobody dead. But, we just didn’t ever vibe. Don’t get me wrong, I got the utmost respect for him. He from my same city. So, n***as came up and he did some s*** niggas still trying to do. He put out 35 albums in one year, that’s a lot of hustling. But, I salute to everything he doing.”
He also spoke on his fallout with Lil Wayne that included Lil Wayne suing Cash Money for $50 million in 2015, claiming Birdman kept money from him concerning his Tha Carter V album. Lil Wayne ended up dropping his lawsuit.
“I always looked at him as a son, so how could I ever disrespect him? That wouldn’t be a man, that wouldn’t be a father. I could never disrespect someone I called my kid, my son. We talked a couple of times. That was important to me… I started with Wayne. I gave my all to my son and he gave his all to me. For me to continue doing this business I had to fix that with him.”
Birdman spoke on their feud going more viral than them actually squashing it.
“I must have been thugging too long. I never get caught up in the internet s***. I don’t give a f*** about none of that. I’m gonna live my life how I live my life. Wayne’s gonna always… I love him like a son, still to this day, we communicate. He is my son to me, before I even had my own son, he was my son. I really don’t give a f*** about no internet. I always take the lick, but I’m still gonna stand up, I’m gonna still be a man.”
“I caught a lot of moments I got mad. But still, when you look at somebody you consider your son, you gotta suck that s*** up. No matter how I felt I sucked it up. He might was feeling some kind of way, but it didn’t matter I just sucked that s*** up and kept it moving. The only thing I could do was keep hustling, because I knew me and him were gonna eventually get back together. I wasn’t worried about that.”
Still, it looks like he has an issue with Rick Ross, who some feel like instigated the drama between Birdman and Lil Wayne as he called out Birdman in his Idols Become Rivals song in 2017.
“I just came up, I mind my own mother****ing business, I don’t get in no other n***a business. So, when another n***a in another n***a business, to me, that’s a violation. That’s how I come up, simple. I ain’t ever been no man to speak down on no man in this music business, never did. That ain’t my thing ’cause I know how hard this s*** is. I ain’t here to downplay a n***a , I wanna see a n***a come up, period. So, as far as me ever speaking down on a n***a , I don’t ever do it. Now if a n***a disrespect me, it’s f*** him. F*** him or b****, we can kill, shoot, whatever you wanna do. But, as far as me speaking down on a n***a in this game, that ain’t my M.O. ’cause I do my thing.”
“They had plans to. They did a few songs, but you never know. Everybody is in so many different directions. N***as playing with hundreds and millions of dollars. So, it’s a lifestyle with that s***. Wayne got his life, Nicki got her life, Drake got his life. So everybody is in different areas doing different things, so for them to come together and do it, is it possible? Yeah, definitely. But will it happen? I don’t know.”
“In the younger days, we probably could have did it easier. But now, n***as playing with hundreds of millions and they all got tours and scheduling. But honestly, I think it could and should happen because they’re the most three talented in the game.”
As for Tyga, Birdman hinted there was still an issue after Tyga sued Cash Money for $10 million last year.
“That’s a whole nother movie. That’s a whole nother situation. But I always did great by Tyga. I put millions in his pocket. I ain’t never violated that young man ever, to speak in my name in vain in any kind of way. I always stood solid with him.”
See the full interview below.
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