Cash Money Records’ Bow Wow has shed light on the recent rumor of Drake leaving Lil Wayne’s Young Money camp and why gossip only makes them stronger.
Bow Wow credited the Cash Money/Young Money rumors as being a result of having the biggest stars all under one roof.
“Well you know… we deal with rumors all the time. When you the hottest label everybody wants to tear you apart. Especially when you have 5 major superstars in one crew and not only that you have some up and coming stars too, so that’s what they want to do. Just like when the Lakers had Gary Payton, Karl Malone and all them, the media broke them up. Even with the Miami Heat, you see it. We lose 6 games and they think it’s the end of the world. You know but its cool because we a family and so everything on the outside stays on the outside. We know how to deal with it, we professionals, we all at the top of our game, we love this you know, we tasting victory right now, so we don’t want to pass this plate off no time soon so its kinda like, you just thug it out. It is what it is and some people don’t like what we do, but we know there’s a lot of people that are going to love what we do and respect what we do so that’s what we do it for.” (All Hip Hop)
Earlier this year, gossip emerged online suggesting Drake was leaving YM for Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation.
According to a member of YOUNG MONEY, Drake would like to LEAVE the label . . . and join his friend J Cole over at Jay Z’s ROC NATION label. The insider explained, “Drake likes making music with [Lil Wayne] and the rest, but he’s a different dude. There’s a lot of hood [ish] that goes down at Young Money, and Drake’s not a hood [dude], so he wants to be away from that.”MediaTakeOut.com’s insider goes on, “Drake’s mother is also worried . . . She doesn’t want him around gangs or drugs.” And it gets better. MediaTakeOut.com learned that JAY Z is pulling strings – to try and [buy] Drake’s contract from Bryan “Baby” Williams – Cash Money’s CEO. The insider explained, “[Jay] is playing hardball, he wants Drake and he’s not trying to pay too much for him. He’s moving in slowly. Right now he’s working [behind the scenes] on Drake’s tour. Under Drake’s current deal [with Cash Money], Drake owes them records, but not tours.” (Media Take Out)
Following the rumors, Drake laid the speculation to rest via his Twitter page.
“YMCMB for the rest of my life. Always All Days.,” Drizzy tweeted Friday (February 11). (Drake’s Twitter)
Last weekend, Drake surprised fans at an “I Am Still Music” tour stop and addressed the Young Money gossip.
Drake caught up with the “I Am Music II” tour when it pulled into Washington, D.C.’s Verizon Center on Sunday night. Lil Wayne introduced his Young Moneyprotégé with a heartfelt speech. The Canadian rapper addressed rumors that he had left Young Money. “You see today, when I landed in D.C. and I got off the plane, this ni**a looked me in my eyes and he asked me, ‘Did you drop out of Young Money?’ And I looked him right back in his eyes and I said, ‘Boy, are you out your motherfu**in’ mind?!’ Man, I want this sh*t ‘Forever,'” he told the crowd to roaring applause. (Rap-Up)
Check out some recent Bow Wow footage down below: