News: Birdman Puts Soulja Boy On Blast, "I Never Tried To Sign Soulja"
Saturday, Apr 30, 2011 6:08PM
Cash Money Records co-founder Birdman aka Baby has called Soulja Boy Tell Em out after claiming they had talks to sign him to his record label.
Writing on his Twitter page, Baby denied trying to ink Soulja Boy.
"YMCMB busine$$ real talk.I neva tried 2 sign n0b0dy thts already sign 2 s0meb0dy.we d0nt r0ck like tht.I neva tried 2 sign s0ulja.but I respect tha lil h0mey wrk keep getn it$$$$" (Baby's Twitter)
Yesterday, Soulja Boy said Interscope Records was holding up the deal.
"I met with Baby and Slim down in Miami," Soulja said in an interview. "He's trying to get me to come over to Cash Money...I still got paperwork with Interscope Records, so I'm just trying to figure out what I'ma do. I got a lot of great options on the table -- I've been a fan of Cash Money since I was young. I've been listening to Birdman's music since I was growing up. I would have never thought." (Rap-Up)
Last week, Soulja Boy broke the news of Baby's alleged interest in him.
"If I could get anybody, I would have probably put Lil Wayne on my mixtape. Me and Wayne, man. I talk to him, but I'm cool with Birdman. When I'm in Miami I be with Birdman. He's trying to get me to come over to Cash Money. I'm cool with Birdman. I feel like if I drop my mixtape and get Wayne on it, I'd really have the juice then [Laughs]. It is a possibility. When I was down in Miami for a couple of weeks recording with Sean Kingston, Birdman reached out to me. He said 'come and have a meeting with me' and he told me 'yo man you'd go perfect with everything we got going on. Whatever you want. I want to bring you over to this family, bring you to Cash Money.'" (VIBE)
Earlier this month, Baby said fans could anticipate more greatness from the Cash Money/Young Money regime.
Cash Money is planning for a busy year, too, which will also include releases by Drake, [Nicki] Minaj, Kevin Rudolf, Lil Twist, Mack Maine, Shanell and Tyga. "It feels like a new excitement around here," Birdman reports. "We had Nicki blast off, Drake blast off, Wayne's back...It just feels like a whole new excitement around here. It's a real family, a team. We look after each other and are there for each other. We dedicate our life to this, and we make sacrifices for success. There's no stopping with us." (Billboard)
Check out some recent Baby footage below: