A decade after they released the "Like Father, Like Son" joint album, Lil Wayne and Birdman are not even on speaking terms. In fact, Weezy said emphatically in a recent interview that the man he used to call "daddy" is "not family." The ongoing financial dispute between the formerly supertight rappers has clearly put a major chill on their personal relationship.
In an interview with HipHollywood to promote his Rikers Island Diary "Gone 'Til November," Wayne (who has been signed to Birdman's Cash Money label his entire career) said he's no longer interested in "Stuntin' Like My Daddy." Asked if he thinks it's possible for them to mend their friendship in light of Wayne's $51 million lawsuit against Cash Money and the continued hold-up of the release of his Tha Carter V album, Weezy was very clear.
"I'm 34, baby, I'm too old for friends," he said when asked if the pair could patch things up. "No, his last name isn't Carter, baby. He's not family."
Wayne also addressed the confusion over tweets that made it seem like he was retiring when he referred to feeling "defenseless and mentally defeated" last month. "No I was retiring from using certain beats," he explained. "Don't worry about hearing me on them beats no more."