Birdman on Lil Wayne: "I Look at Him as My Son and I Won't Finish the Game Without [Him]"

Birdman discusses his longstanding tension with Lil Wayne and says he wants to fix their relationship.

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Birdman sat down with ESPN's Cari Champion for her Be Honest podcast and opened up about his wish to make things right with Lil Wayne.

“I'ma heal that. He's still my son," Birdman explained to Champion. "I don't like how a lot of this shit went down; definitely don’t like a lot of shit he had said. But at the end of the day, I would never in my life say nothing negative about him. I wouldn't be a man if I can say somebody is my son and I can speak down on him. That’s not a man. I look at him as my son and I won't finish the game without Wayne. Even if he stay with me or go do whatever he want to do. I respect him as a son. I'ma fix it. Whatever happens after that, we gon' let it be."

The tension between Cash Money founder Birdman and his longtime artist Lil Wayne, who also runs Cash Money imprint label, Young Money, obviously dates back years. More recently, Wayne has expressed anger towards Birdman for holding up the release of his forthcoming album, Tha Carter V. Earlier this year, Wayne sued Universal Music Group—the parent label of both Cash Money and Young Money—for $40 million dollars in an attempt to reclaim some of the profits made by Young Money. He also rapped about his disdain in a Chance the Rapper track and yelled "Fuck Cash Money" during a show.

In a rare interview with Wild Wayne from New Orleans' radio station Q93 to promote his upcoming Lil Weezyana Fest, Wayne discussed the status of Young Money. He also mentioned that he and HoodyBaby have replaced Flow and Kevin Gates as part of Young Money rapper Gudda Gudda's L.A.T (Loyalty Amongst Thieves) group. Listen to the full interview above and revisit everything that has gone down between Birdman and Wayne here.

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