Posted by , Jul 21, 2015 at 09:24am
Taking a chronological look at Lil Wayne and Birdman's ongoing beef.

Even as little as nine months ago, no one would have really expected Birdman and Lil Wayne to beef. The two Cash Money titans had a bond that seemed more powerful than your run-of-the-mill rapper/CEO relationship, with their father/son dynamic even birthing an album of its own earlier in the 2000s, and a sense of loyalty that seemed out-of-character for Birdman, at least when you considered his relationships with other Cash Money artists. But what began as a label-related rift between them has now spiraled into a situation that includes delayed albums, multi-million dollar suits, and most recently, an alleged murder plot. 

How did we get here? That's a difficult question, and one that requires some close monitoring-- not just Wayne and Birdman, but everyone from Rich Homie Quan to The Game-- in the past few months. Dragging in nearly everyone tangentially related to either artist, this beef is one for the books, and will probably get a chapter to itself in future hip hop history books. 

We've traced every story that's been pertinent to this conflict, and listed them chronologically below, giving you a complete (if a little confusing) timeline of Lil Wayne and Birdman's ongoing beef. 

12/4/14 - Lil Wayne says Cash Money is refusing to release his album

The first sign that everything's not A-OK.

12/5 - Cortez Bryant says everything's "good" at Cash Money

Wayne's longtime manager is confronted by TMZ in a parking lot and tells everyone not to worry.

12/11 - Wayne alludes to leaving Cash Money

At Vice's 20th anniversary party, Weezy confirms that he has a problem with his label situation.

12/13 - Mack Maine says "Carter V" will be out first quarter 2015

That clearly didn't happen.

12/25 - Wayne threatens a lawsuit against Cash Money

1/13/15 - Bryant changes his tune, says Wayne doesn't "deserve the shit he's going through"

He shares a lengthy Instagram post that reverses his previous statement.

1/20 - Wayne releases "Sorry 4 The Wait 2"

Containing a ton of shots at Birdman...

1/26 - Weezy and Young Thug host competing parties, send thinly-veiled shots at each other

The first signs of beef between these two.

1/28 - Wayne sues Birdman, threatens to take Young Money artists with him

2/19 - 50 Cent says beef will "work itself out"

But what does he know, right?

2/21 - Turk sues Cash Money

Wayne's fellow Hot Boy capitalizes and also sues Birdman.

3/5 - Nicki Minaj says she wants them to "work this out like family"

That seems a little idealistic though.

3/12 - Thug makes "Bitch Homie Quan" comment onstage, denies beef with RHQ

3/17 - Thug confirms he's releasing an album titled "Carter 6"

Wayne's daughter was not happy.

4/7 - Wayne moves lawsuit from New York to New Orleans

4/10 - Wayne disses Thug's album artwork onstage / Thug says Wayne's still his "idol"

This is where the conflict between Weezy and Thugger gets interesting/confusing. 

4/12 - 4/14 - Thug disses Wayne in a few Instagram videos (here and here)

And the trolling begins.

4/13 - Thug changes album's name to "Barter 6"

4/15 - Thug announces "Barter 6" release party in Hollygrove / T.I. says album title is "homage" to Wayne

4/17 - "Barter 6" released

4/20 - Rich Homie Quan says he was "hurt" by "Bitch Homie Quan" comment

4/26 - Wayne's tour bus attacked outside of Atlanta / Thug booed at release party 

This two events will later be linked in an indictment.

5/6 - The Game enters the fray, dissing Young Thug and siding with Wayne

Game plays his usual card of entering a beef that doesn't involve him.

5/7 - Game and Thug squash beef

And as quickly as it started, it's over. 

5/27 - Thug says next mixtape will be titled "Carter V"

5/29 - Suspect in bus shooting linked to Thug

6/2 - Suspect turns himself in

Jimmy Carlton Winfrey charged with "aggravated assault, terroristic threats, possession of a firearm by a felon, and criminal gang activity."

6/3 - Wayne releases "Glory" on Tidal, announces he's a co-owner

6/9 - Wayne teams up with a royalty collections company

To get back some of the money Birdman allegedly owes him.

6/22 - Wayne says Nicki and Drake might leave Young Money

6/23 - Thug says he's releasing "Slime Season" the same day as Weezy's "FWA"

7/4 - "FWA" is released"Slime Season" delayed

7/8 - Wayne says he "appreciates everything" about "Barter 6" 

????

7/13 - Birdman allegedly throws drink on Wayne at Club LIV / Expresses dissatisfaction about Tyga releasing his album on Spotify

7/15 - Birdman and Thug named in tour bus shooting indictment

7/16 - Birdman sues Tidal over "FWA"

7/19 - Rich Homie Quan spotted in the studio with Wayne

Thug's former Rich Gang compatriot Quan added another layer of confusing label politics on top of this mess by showing to a studio session with Weezy. Perhaps to record a "Grindin" remix?

A Complete Timeline Of Lil Wayne & Birdman's Beef

Taking a chronological look at Lil Wayne and Birdman's ongoing beef.


Even as little as nine months ago, no one would have really expected Birdman and Lil Wayne to beef. The two Cash Money titans had a bond that seemed more powerful than your run-of-the-mill rapper/CEO relationship, with their father/son dynamic even birthing an album of its own earlier in the 2000s, and a sense of loyalty that seemed out-of-character for Birdman, at least when you considered his relationships with other Cash Money artists. But what began as a label-related rift between them has now spiraled into a situation that includes delayed albums, multi-million dollar suits, and most recently, an alleged murder plot. 

How did we get here? That's a difficult question, and one that requires some close monitoring-- not just Wayne and Birdman, but everyone from Rich Homie Quan to The Game-- in the past few months. Dragging in nearly everyone tangentially related to either artist, this beef is one for the books, and will probably get a chapter to itself in future hip hop history books. 

We've traced every story that's been pertinent to this conflict, and listed them chronologically below, giving you a complete (if a little confusing) timeline of Lil Wayne and Birdman's ongoing beef. 

12/4/14 - Lil Wayne says Cash Money is refusing to release his album

The first sign that everything's not A-OK.

12/5 - Cortez Bryant says everything's "good" at Cash Money

Wayne's longtime manager is confronted by TMZ in a parking lot and tells everyone not to worry.

12/11 - Wayne alludes to leaving Cash Money

At Vice's 20th anniversary party, Weezy confirms that he has a problem with his label situation.

12/13 - Mack Maine says "Carter V" will be out first quarter 2015

That clearly didn't happen.

12/25 - Wayne threatens a lawsuit against Cash Money

1/13/15 - Bryant changes his tune, says Wayne doesn't "deserve the shit he's going through"

He shares a lengthy Instagram post that reverses his previous statement.

1/20 - Wayne releases "Sorry 4 The Wait 2"

Containing a ton of shots at Birdman...

1/26 - Weezy and Young Thug host competing parties, send thinly-veiled shots at each other

The first signs of beef between these two.

1/28 - Wayne sues Birdman, threatens to take Young Money artists with him

2/19 - 50 Cent says beef will "work itself out"

But what does he know, right?

2/21 - Turk sues Cash Money

Wayne's fellow Hot Boy capitalizes and also sues Birdman.

3/5 - Nicki Minaj says she wants them to "work this out like family"

That seems a little idealistic though.

3/12 - Thug makes "Bitch Homie Quan" comment onstage, denies beef with RHQ

3/17 - Thug confirms he's releasing an album titled "Carter 6"

Wayne's daughter was not happy.

4/7 - Wayne moves lawsuit from New York to New Orleans

4/10 - Wayne disses Thug's album artwork onstage / Thug says Wayne's still his "idol"

This is where the conflict between Weezy and Thugger gets interesting/confusing. 

4/12 - 4/14 - Thug disses Wayne in a few Instagram videos (here and here)

And the trolling begins.

4/13 - Thug changes album's name to "Barter 6"

4/15 - Thug announces "Barter 6" release party in Hollygrove / T.I. says album title is "homage" to Wayne

4/17 - "Barter 6" released

4/20 - Rich Homie Quan says he was "hurt" by "Bitch Homie Quan" comment

4/26 - Wayne's tour bus attacked outside of Atlanta / Thug booed at release party 

This two events will later be linked in an indictment.

5/6 - The Game enters the fray, dissing Young Thug and siding with Wayne

Game plays his usual card of entering a beef that doesn't involve him.

5/7 - Game and Thug squash beef

And as quickly as it started, it's over. 

5/27 - Thug says next mixtape will be titled "Carter V"

5/29 - Suspect in bus shooting linked to Thug

6/2 - Suspect turns himself in

Jimmy Carlton Winfrey charged with "aggravated assault, terroristic threats, possession of a firearm by a felon, and criminal gang activity."

6/3 - Wayne releases "Glory" on Tidal, announces he's a co-owner

6/9 - Wayne teams up with a royalty collections company

To get back some of the money Birdman allegedly owes him.

6/22 - Wayne says Nicki and Drake might leave Young Money

6/23 - Thug says he's releasing "Slime Season" the same day as Weezy's "FWA"

7/4 - "FWA" is released"Slime Season" delayed

7/8 - Wayne says he "appreciates everything" about "Barter 6" 

????

7/13 - Birdman allegedly throws drink on Wayne at Club LIV / Expresses dissatisfaction about Tyga releasing his album on Spotify

7/15 - Birdman and Thug named in tour bus shooting indictment

7/16 - Birdman sues Tidal over "FWA"

7/19 - Rich Homie Quan spotted in the studio with Wayne

Thug's former Rich Gang compatriot Quan added another layer of confusing label politics on top of this mess by showing to a studio session with Weezy. Perhaps to record a "Grindin" remix?

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