When Lil Wayne first took shots at Birdman and Cash Money Records in 2014, many in the music world were taken aback. Birdman, who had discovered Wayne and nurtured his career since he was a child, had long been seen as a surrogate father to Wayne—a view the pair seemingly believed in too. (See their 2006 joint album Like Father, Like Son, and its popular single "Stuntin' Like My Daddy.")
When their relationship began to unravel, it signaled the end of an era in hip-hop. What's transpired since has become increasingly petty, aggressive, and—at times—violent. There was hope for reconciliation between the parties at the top of this year, but recent events indicate that Wayne and Birdman's relationship is still severely strained by label infighting and money disputes. What follows is a comprehensive timeline of Lil Wayne's ongoing beef with Birdman and Cash Money.