May 2, 2016


Birdman Says World 'Deserves' Lil Wayne's 'Carter V,' Drops 'Respek' Song

Update: The interview's on YouTube. Watch above.

Original story: A week and a half after dramatically exiting an interview on Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club before it even started, Birdman hit Hot 97's Ebro in the Morning on Monday (May 2) to do some actual conversing. In a discussion of his previously contentious, now supposedly fine situation with Lil Wayne, the Cash Money Records co-CEO said, "I think the world deserves a Carter V. Whatever he wanna do, I’m good with. I ain't gon' stop him, I'mma embrace it."

Shortly before suing Cash Money for $51 million, Wayne said Birdman and the label were specifically holding Tha Carter V from release. According to Lil Wayne HQ, Birdman went in-depth on how everything played out:

"I think it’s more of a misunderstanding than a money issue. If you knew me, I always gave Wayne everything he ever wanted. Me and him talk. You best believe that situation is going to work itself out. Our relationship has changed. I always wanted to be part of my son’s life any kind of way possible. That’s important to me. I love him. We’re gonna figure it out. Wayne’s always been his own boss. I never interfered in nothing Wayne wanted to do. I always embraced it. Me not putting out Tha Carter V, why wouldn’t I? I got a lot of money invested in Young Money and Wayne. I want to get some of mine back…"

Birdman conveniently released a song, "Hustle," the day of his Breakfast Club tantrum. Now he's got a new video, "Fuk Em," and he's teasing a track titled "Respek," which, yeah, is a reference to the twice-aforementioned freak-out. It's possibly produced by Soulja Boy, who posted a preview on Instagram. 

Update: It's here: