Birdman Apologizes to Lil Wayne at ‘Lil WeezyAna Fest’, Do We Care?
There is never a dull moment in the music industry and this past weekend was no exception. Saturday, August 25th Lil Wayne hosted his annual Lil WeezyAna Fest in New Orleans. The one day festival, doubled as a celebration for the 10th anniversary of Lil Wayne’s legendary Tha Carter III album, performances from Jeezy, Youngboy Never Broke Again, Torey Lanez, Nicki Minaj and more filled the arena.
Lil WeezyAna Fest was streamed live on TIDAL and took an unexpected turn when Birdman who was also in attendance got on stage to say a few words, “I knew this day was going to come, but I ain’t know when/ This n***a right chea/ I wanted to apologize to my n***a world wide to let him know that n***a put his life in my hands and Imma keep it real with that n***a/ We gon’ do this to the day we die”.
The two have been on the outs for some time and their feud has played out in court and via social media. The tension stems from a 51 million dollar lawsuit that Lil Wayne had out against Birdman and Cash Money Records. In recent months, Lil Wayne and Cash Money have reached a settlement, but there was no word on a public conversation or apology between the two, until Saturday (August 25th).
The apology sent waves through the industry and even some of Birdman’s biggest critics, such as Rick Ross, chimed in and retweeted the video with the comment “ Honorable”.
Now that the apology is here, the question is do we even care? Obviously, it matters to Wayne because of their father/son relationship, but what about the public and the industry, do we care? Is the damage already done? or do we just say F**K the apology, give Wayne his money?
As for me, the apology means nothing. I would rather see Wayne get paid. In addition, I would also like to see other artists stop signing to Birdman and Cash Money Records. It is widely known that Birdman is not the most trustworthy business man. Fellow artists like, Pusha- T, Tyga and DJ Khaled are all on record speaking out against him.
All in all, Jay Z said it best, “I’m over charging n****s for what they did to the Cold Crush/ Pay us like you owe us for all the years that you hoed us/We can talk, but money talks, so talk mo’ bucks”, Pay Wayne!
Also, free the Carter V!