Birdman explains why he demanded "respek" from The Breakfast Club, his relationship with Lil Wayne, and why Rick Ross should stay out of his business during new interview with HOT 97.
Less than two weeks after his contentious two-minute sit down with Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, which quickly turned into the year's most quotable interview, Birdman has given another interview, this one with New York's other major hip-hop radio station in HOT 97. Birdman wasn't back in New York, though; instead, he flew out Ebro and Laura Styles to his Miami mansion for a conversation that was more comfortable -- and lengthier -- than his face-off with Charlamagne.
HOT 97, a known rival of Power 105.1, was quick to ask Birdman why he decided to confront Charlamagne on the air. "I was comin' to New York anyway," explained Bird. "And I felt like it was time for me to go sit down and see this man." He went on to speak on his accomplishments -- "I am, probably, done sold more records than any company ever, since hip-hop started" -- and how he was unable to watch Charlamagne tarnish his legacy without giving the radio personality a piece of his mind. "I'm gonna make sure that man respect me as a man."
Birdman also speaks on his relationships with Rick Ross and Trick Daddy, both whom Charlamagne had mentioned in order to incite him in New York. Bird doesn't understand why Ross has taken issue with him, though he explains that it's not his place to speak on another man's family business, alluding to his ongoing conflict with Lil Wayne. "Whatever business me and him have, that's my son," said the Cash Money boss. "That shit gon' work itself out." He goes on to repeatedly affirm his belief that his drama with Wayne will reach an amicable conclusion.
Birdman also states that Tha Carter V can come out anytime Wayne wants it to.