Birdman Reveals He Gave Lil Wayne $500 Million USD When He Struck a Deal With Universal

Drake and Nicki Minaj also received a $500 million and $400 million USD paydays respectively.

Music
55,184 Hypes 16 Comments

In a recent interview with Big Facts Podcast, Birdman revealed that he ensured that the Cash Money crew was taken care of when he struck a deal with Universal.

The podcast revealed several tidbits about Birdman, including his predictions of YoungBoy Never Broke Again becoming the world’s biggest rapper and an explanation on why he thinks Lil Wayne will never be able to have a formidable competitor for VERZUZ. Midway through the interview, Birdman speaks out about his deal with Universal and how he split over $1 billion USD to Lil Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj.

Lil Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj were considered Birdman’s biggest artists at the time and made sure it was known. He shared, “When Universal gave me a bag, brother, I can honestly say I gave Wayne about $400-500 million. Drake got about $500 million, and Nicki got about $300-400 million out of my pocket,” he said. “No cap. You don’t believe me? Ask them.” A decade ago, Birdman’s estimated net worth was determined by Forbes to be around $125 million USD. Since then, he has made considerable business moves that have garnered him enough money to gift his biggest artists out of his own pockets.

Watch the full interview above and the clip below.

In other music news, Kanye West is expected to executive produce Ghostface Killah’s Supreme Clientele 2 album.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Lil Wayne, Birdman and Roddy Ricch Drop New "STUNNAMAN" Music Video
Music

Lil Wayne, Birdman and Roddy Ricch Drop New "STUNNAMAN" Music Video

Weezy and Birdman are making a comeback following their infamous 2018 beef.

The Game and Lil Wayne Pay Homage to One of Basketball's Greatest in "A.I. With The Braids"
Music

The Game and Lil Wayne Pay Homage to One of Basketball's Greatest in "A.I. With The Braids"

Sampling The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Get Money.”

Drake Calls Lil Wayne "The Man That Gave Me Everything I Have"
Music

Drake Calls Lil Wayne "The Man That Gave Me Everything I Have"

Honoring Tunechi on his 38th birthday.


A Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj Album Might be in the Works
Music

A Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj Album Might be in the Works

“It’s scary…but I would definitely do it.”

Nintendo Brings Back Six-Button SEGA Genesis Controller for the Switch
Gaming

Nintendo Brings Back Six-Button SEGA Genesis Controller for the Switch

Joining the N64 controller release next month.

Levi's Reimagines Collegiate Staples with Felix the Cat
Fashion

Levi's Reimagines Collegiate Staples with Felix the Cat

Playful vintage-inspired pieces featuring the mischievous cartoon.

Take a Detailed Look at the Travis Scott x Nike Air Max 1 "Baroque Brown"
Footwear

Take a Detailed Look at the Travis Scott x Nike Air Max 1 "Baroque Brown"

Set to release for Air Max Day 2021.

An Official Look at CLOT x sacai x Nike LDWaffle "K.O.D. 2"
Footwear

An Official Look at CLOT x sacai x Nike LDWaffle "K.O.D. 2"

Arriving in a familiar “Obsidian Grey” colorway.

Watch the Intro for Netflix's Live-Action 'Cowboy Bebop' Series
Entertainment

Watch the Intro for Netflix's Live-Action 'Cowboy Bebop' Series

Inspired by the original anime.


WWE and MGM Are Rebooting 'American Gladiators'
Entertainment

WWE and MGM Are Rebooting 'American Gladiators'

The classic ’90s competition series is coming back.

Serena Williams is Releasing a Special Edition Nike Air Force 1 LXX Zip
Footwear

Serena Williams is Releasing a Special Edition Nike Air Force 1 LXX Zip

Arriving in “Summit White.”

A Man Named "Harry Potter" Is Selling Rare First-Edition 'Harry Potter' Book for $40,000 USD
Entertainment

A Man Named "Harry Potter" Is Selling Rare First-Edition 'Harry Potter' Book for $40,000 USD

The book was gifted to him by his father.

The Reebok Instapump Fury GORE-TEX Receives a "Triple-Black" Colorway
Footwear

The Reebok Instapump Fury GORE-TEX Receives a "Triple-Black" Colorway

Featuring a carbon fiber midfoot plate.

50 Cent Talks Casting Eminem and Snoop Dogg for New Show 'Black Mafia Family'
Entertainment

50 Cent Talks Casting Eminem and Snoop Dogg for New Show 'Black Mafia Family'

Eminem’s first acting role since ‘8 Mile.’

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.