News: Juvenile Says Baby's Gravy: "That's Why I Was So Quick To Release The Rights To 'Back That Azz Up' To Drake" [Video]
Friday, Aug 24, 2012 11:50AM
New Orleans rap veteran Juvenile recently updated fans on his relationship with former label Cash Money Records and why former boss Baby does not owe him anything.
Although Juvie said he is down to work with Cash Money in the future, he does not feel they are obligated or have a debt to him.
"I look at it like this. Every record company they got out here, somebody opened hte door on it. If you go to Def Jam, you go to Universal, somebody opened the door, somebody was first. I don't look at it like they owe me something for that, in that matter. And a lot of the youngsters, they're not going to know unless somebody tell them, that's a great thing. I think it's good when it's cats out there like you [radio caller] that tell them the history of what's going on. I don't feel like Cash Money owes me anything or they should do an album with me. If we can sit down at the table and work it out, I really don't have a problem with doing business with them or nobody. I mean, that's why I was so quick to release the rights to 'Back That Azz Up' to Drake, just to show them I ain't tripping, I'm a businessman." ("Sway In The Morning")
Last fall, Juvie offered his take on Drake's decision to remix his late 1990's anthem, "Back That Azz Up."
"I'm kind of flattered that it was Drake and that it's an R&B song," he said. "I never pictured it to be used that way but he did a great job with it, man. ... We started going through the clearance process and stuff like that -- and when I heard it I was impressed because I really thought that 'Back That Azz Up' was a hard song to remake. The fact that he took it somewhere else, I think it was big. I like that." (XXL Mag)
In a separate interview, the Southern rapper explained how thankful he was someone decided to remix his hit.
"I was kinda like, "finally." Somebody's finally showing me some props and showing my impact on the game. It's a blessing. One of the biggest stars in the game remixed my song. How many people can say that? It gives me motivation. It lets me know I had a great career, that I really had influence on people and an impact. I hear my DNA in a lot of these new cats, and I love it. It makes you feel like you did your part." (BET)
Last weekend, Juve reunited with Cash Money's Lil Wayne in Miami prior to getting arrested on a disorderly conduct charge.
Juvenile -- real name Terius Gray -- had just reunited with Lil Wayne on stage at LIV nightclub earlier in the evening ... when something went wrong. Juve and Wayne -- who were in the Hot Boys together back in the late '90s -- had a long running beef when the group broke up ... and last night was the first time they have been on stage together since the feud. But around 7AM, cops say Juvenile -- who's listed at 5'11, 150 lbs -- was involved in a fight that began inside the nightclub and spilled outside to the front of the hotel. Security told police the people involved in the fight were "creating a threat to life and property as well as the overall safety of the patrons inside." Miami Beach PD responded to the scene and arrested Juve -- he was hauled to a nearby station where he was booked. He is still in custody. (TMZ)
Check out Juvenile's interview below: