*Birdman granted Hot 97’s Ebro and Stylez all-access to his home in Miami for a sit-down. During the interview, he spoke about confronting the radio hosts, and he explained that he felt Charlamagne in particular had been disrespecting his name for years.
Birdman told Ebro, “I was comin’ to New York anyway, and I felt like it was time for me to go sit down and see this man,” adding, “I am, probably, done sold more records than any company ever, since hip-hop started…I’m gonna make sure that man respect me as a man.”
The Cash Money CEO also spoke about how he felt after “respek” started trending online, and he admitted that he thought people were making fun of his New Orleans slang. Birdman decided to turn the jokes into profits, which is why he launched a t-shirt line featuring popular phrases from the interview.
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During the interview, he also claims that he’s not delaying Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V.” As evidence, Birdman pointed to the flow of music that Wayne has released himself, as well as on his Young Money Entertainment sublabel.
“I think it’s more of a misunderstanding than money issue,” he told Ebro and Laura Stylez of Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning. “If you knew me you’d know I always gave Wayne anything and everything he always wanted. Our train is still moving. Drake just put out an album. Niki’s in the studio. The train’s still moving. I think it’s a lot of misunderstanding and me and him talk but you’d best believe that situation’s gonna work itself out.”
Check out the full video below and hear what Birdman had to say about Trick Daddy, gay rumors, and more.