Birdman Talks Lil Wayne, Mannie Fresh, and Cash Money Documentary on Beats 1

'Before Anythang: The Cash Money Story' just debuted on Apple Music.

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Birdman's Cash Money documentary, Before Anythang: The Cash Money Story, finally debuted on Apple Music over the weekend. Originally intended to drop in 2016, the documentary tells the story behind the early days of the label and how Birdman came up. It doesn't, however, address the strained relationship between Baby and Lil Wayne, who have been (mostly) beefing ever since Birdman allegedly continued pushing back the release of Tha Carter V.

Speaking on Beats 1 with Ebro, Birdman shied away from giving a direct answer as to whether this documentary will help people understand his relationship with Weezy, explaining, "I don't think this part would." There's a second half of the documentary on the way, and that one will cover Tha Carter III onward, presumably leading to the strife they ran into.


Birdman does talk about what led him to become so close with Wayne in the first place, though, saying, "His parents went to school with my brother and sister. Honestly, when he was young...his mama didn't want him round me. She didn't want Wayne 'round me 'cause she knew how I was living, so I understood that but he just kept coming. He wanted the life, and I just wanted to help him, 'cause I didn't want him to live my life." He added that he didn't want him to go down the same path he did at that age, so he even went as far to send him to private schools.

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During the chat, Birdman talked about Cash Money's continued success. "Look at Forbes, all my artists are on Forbes," he said. The second part of the Cash Money documentary is expected to come out later this year.

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