Former Cash Money Records rapper Juvenile has stepped forward to clear the air on his relationship with Birdman after claiming fear forced Lil Wayne to stay at the label.
Juvie said despite his publicized words, he is on good terms with both Birdman and Wayne.
“I am truly excited to say that it’s a new day. There are a lot of old interviews out there that can reflect old negativity. Luckily, in recent months, circumstances brought me and Cash Money back together and I was able to re-unite with members of my original crew. That’s why we all have decided to leave negativity in the past. I am truly looking forward to the future and to my future work with Baby, Lil Wayne , YMCMB and Cash Money. “Picture Perfect” is the beginning and we have a lot more to come. Get ready!” (Statement)
This week, Juvie said Wayne did not have enough courage to leave Cash Money almost a decade ago.
“When Wayne was trying to leave Cash Money [in the mid 2000s], same thing. He was trying to find out how did I leave, what did I do, he wanted to see my paperwork. I was like you can see it, but you’re gonna have to pay me for it now because now I know you ain’t with me. You’re own your own because I’m definitely on my own. If you want the paperwork and help from my end, I need to be compensated for it. [He never paid for it]. … I thought he was scared [that’s why he stayed]. That’s how I took it. I was like, ‘You don’t have to be scared.’ I’m really from the projects. No disrespect to them, but I’m 10 times more street than they are. They would never go to some of the places I’d go, they’d never turn some of the corners I turned because they’re not like that. It’s two different ballgames.” (Complex)
The fellow New Orleans rapper also questioned just how much money Wayne has made off album sales.
“So I’m like, ‘Don’t let them n*ggas intimidate you. Don’t let that looking hard sh*t intimidate you because n*gga I’m really with it. If you wanna leave, leave. You’re with me now, not them.’ One thing led to another and he signed back, but I took it as he was scared,” Juvie added. “Wayne is doing good right now, but if you go off of capital and off of who made the most money, he still ain’t top my numbers yet off one album. He’s still doing good, but he still never topped my numbers. If you go off of who could benefit most at the end of the day, in my book I feel like I’ve lost everything. They won. These n*ggas ate off the house I built.” (Complex)
A few months ago, Juvie linked up with Birdman and Weezy for their “Picture Perfect” collaboration.
Everything may be picture perfect between three of the original members of Cash Money’s Hot Boyz. Juvenile, Lil Wayne and Birdman reunite on Juvy’s new track “Picture Perfect.” “Picture Perfect” marks the first time Juvy and Weezy have reunited on a track in almost a decade. The Hot Boyz link up and paint a perfect picture on the Mike WiLL-produced track. “Juvenile I’m throwback/like 80 something I go back/dem brown bags I sold that/them street corners I know that/appetite, I’m so hungry/democratic, go donkey,” raps Juvenile. “I’m picture perfect/I paint a perfect picture/I’m spooning with yo bitch/and make you do the dirty dishes/ man I hate them thirsty b*tches, cut’em off like circumcision/I’m the type to talk sh*t, and it be words of wisdom,” raps Lil Wayne. (Global Grind)
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