The father-son relationship between Birdman and Lil Wayne seems to be over; "...his last name isn't Carter, baby. He's not family," says Wayne in a recent interview.
Lil Wayne gave a couple of revelatory interviews last week in support of "Gone 'Til November," a new memoir of the eight months he spent at Rikers Island in 2010. In an interview with The New York Times, he revealed he's been out of the loop when it comes to the new rap game, admitting he's never heard of XXL Freshmen like 21 Savage, Lil Yachty, or Lil Uzi Vert. In a video interview with HipHollywood, he confirmed rumors of Drake sleeping with a side chick of his while he was locked up. During the same conversation, he also spoke on his relationship with Birdman, which has been fragmented -- with the ongoing delay of Tha Carter V -- for at least two years now.
Still, Wayne first met Birdman when he was still a child, and he has been signed to his label for his entire career. Birdman still refers to Wayne as his son, and Wayne used to call the Cash Money boss his daddy. In 2006, they released a joint album called Like Father, Like Son, the biggest track off which was "Stuntin' Like My Daddy." This longtime family bond still seemed to offer hope of reconciliation between the two New Orleans natives.
Speaking to HipHollywood, though, Wayne suggested that the days of Birdman being part of his family are over. When asked if he thinks it's possible for him and Bird to have a friendship again, he responded, "I'm 34 baby, I'm too old for friends." The interviewer then wanted to know if the family ties between them still remained. "No, his last name isn't Carter, baby," replied Wayne. "He's not family."
Do those words confirm the end of one of the most storied partnerships in hip-hop history?