Birdman Compares Weezy To Michael Jackson, Says He Is The Best Rapper Of All Time


Cash Money Records CEO Birdman recently sat down and talked about Lil’ Wayne and why he feels that Weezy is in the same league as the legendary King of Pop Michael Jackson.

In an interview with XXL, Birdman states that because Lil’ Wayne has a crazy work ethic; he is notable for the comparison.

“When Wayne comes home he lifts everybody’s spirits, he lifts everybody’s value, he lifts the brand, he lifts everything,” Birdman said in the interview. “Wayne is gonna be the biggest artist in music, not just in Hip-Hop; in music. It’s some Michael Jackson Shyte right here goin’ on right before our eyes…He’s a beast; he went back to that raw rappin’.”

Although Birdman signed the Young Money Head honcho over 15 years ago, Birdman says that he is ultimately a fan of Lil’ Wayne.

“That n*gga still be impressin’ me with his music,” Birdman continued. “I say that to say that I be around him a lot so the Shyte he do and say shouldn’t be as impressive to me. I’m one of his biggest fans, I be geeked out on him. I watch him work, he’s just cold. It’s some magical Isht to watch the young blood do what he do.”

While discussing Weezy in another interview, Birdman states that last Fall’s MTV poll naming Jay-Z the hottest emcee in the game was a fluke.

“I don’t think he a number one emcee in no kinda way,” Baby said “Wayne the best he do the most and he make the most money. I don’t think no n*gga in the business make more money than us. How could you be the best if you don’t make the best money, the most money and you don’t do the most. Lyrically, come on man be for real man can’t nobody Fawk with Wayne. And to me, if you number one and you ain’t getting no money it don’t mean nothing. Who’s making the most money. That’s number one to me.”

When it come to the validity of emcee ranks, Birdman states:

“Fawk all that rap Shyte. Shyte, y’all got cold rappers you never even heard and then you got n*ggas who really can’t rap and making money. It’s about who’s making the most money to me. I don’t give a Fawk about the rest of that Shyte.”

Although the remarks are harsh, Birdman states that there is no love lost for Jay:

“No, no, [beef]. Nothing personal, they just asked me my opinion and that was my opinion. I think we do the most and make the most, so if you don’t like it, that’s on you. I can’t see past Wayne, so I can’t see Jay-Z.”

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  • J’s World

    Wow…fuk birdman..he can’t rap for Shyte



  • Jojo

    He has some neve to speak on rappers who can’t rap&still make a lot of money….

  • lovelybubbly

    Whatever he’s smoking he needs to patent it and sell it he will be as rich as Bill Gates!

  • Alex

    Lil is far from the best. Just because your boyfriend thinks your the best, doesn’t mean we do. He is so over rated it’s ridiculous. Lil Wayne is NOT better than Jigga, NAS, KRS One, Eminem, I could go on and on. I’m really sick of hearing this nonsense.

  • lovelylena

    He is on one right now!

  • No Haters

    “WTF!!!!” What ish has birdbrain Man been smokin! LMMFAO! He need 2 stop smokin it cause its killin his brain cells talkin all that rubish!

  • Nop Haters

    “WTF!!!!!!” What ish has BIRDBRAIN MAN been smokin! LMMFAO! He need 2 stop smokin what ever he been smokin cause it killin his brain cells! LLS! Talkin all that rubish! Lil Wayne is not the best rapper alive and is not like n a categeory like Michael Jackson! SMMFH! BIRDBRAIN MAN kick rocks with opened toed shoes! Silly rabbit tricks r 4 kids! LOL!

  • Lil Wayne is talented but the best of all time? I understand Birdman has to back Lil Wayne but the greatest of all time? Just because you like him doesn’t mean he is the greatest of all time…

  • Da Angel

    This guy should stop doing interview…he has never said anything smart since he came into the game. Birdman, you are FOOL !!!! GTFOH

  • Really?

    Is he high?

    Materially-speaking, maybe Weezy could one day join the ranks of the King of POP based on POPULARITY, but not based on showmanship, talent, & spirituality. Michael had a devotion to mankind, a humanitarian heart. This fool has no business comparing the likes of Lil Wayne to Michael Jackson.

  • TJ

    I don’t even know what I am wasting my time commenting on this foolery, but Birdman needs a hobby. He’s totally bored and has lost any remnants of sense. First, who makes the most $: Jay made $1m per show on his tour. Second, he surpasses Lil Wayne on any and all Forbes lists. Third, he owns a stake in an NBA team (even though that stake is relatively small). Fourth, he owns a clothing line. Fifth, his live nation deal was unprecedented. Finally, Jay has been consistently dropping number 1 albums; yes, Wayne did 1m but that was a one time thing. AND, lets not forget he has Beyonce’s $ as well and she is the #1 earning female entertainer. Birdman needs to spend his time with a tutor on the English language. He’s an embarrassment and def gets a “hoe sit down”