Birdman Claims He's Received $100 Million Checks, Wishes He Trademarked "Bling, Bling"

Birdman says that in 2010, he received a nine-figure check that he shared with his team.

On the Big Tymers first album, 1998's How You Luv That Birdman (a/k/a Baby), Mannie Fresh and Juvenile made a song called "Try'n 2 Make A Million." Almost 13 years later, Birdman says he recently made a hundred of them, in one transaction. During a recent appearance on Big Boy's Neighborhood radio show, the Cash Money Records co-founder was asked the largest check he ever cashed. "A hundred million dollars, 'bout...six months ago," said the executive-turned-rapper with a smile. What did he do with said money? "Go straight to the team...then it's playtime."

Birdman did not reveal who wrote the check, and for what services rendered.

Later in the interview, Birdman was asked about any things from his business career that he wished he'd down differently. He referred back to former Cash Money artist B.G.'s 1999 album Chopper City In The Ghetto's first single, "Bling, Bling." The hit became a cultural phenomenon, leading to the slang term for jewelry to end up in the Oxford Dictionary last decade. "'Bling, bling' for sure," explained Birdman. "We was young, and ain't really know. If so, we woulda been rich-er. 'Bling bling' is definitely something that I wish we [trademarked]. But I guess, keep goin' in life [and] we'll get where we tryin' to go."

RELATED: Birdman says he won a million dollars on a Super Bowl bet.

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73 Comments

  • TESSA .C

    LOOK, I need to find out who I can speak with about the song BLING BLING. I know the person who ORIGINAL sang and wrote that song Maurice Exum from the Bronx in New York . They stole his SONG and gave it to cash money. He is the original writer of that song . WE GOT PROOF !

  • G-man

    As for the word bling. What's this nigga smoking. The word was invented in the 60's. Slick Rick used the word before Lil Wayne was even born. He didn't invent the phrase. Another lie from Birdman aka #1 liar. As for trying to trademark it, how the phuck you gonna make money on a word. You gonna charge niggas a dime each time they use it. LMAO Yo, Jay Z, you weak son. I blased Birdman 10 times worse than you. Word..

  • G-man

    If we talking about ballers none get bigger than John Paulson. This guy made 5 billy. Yes, 5 billy in 1 year. I just made a new word. I'm going to trademark that now. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/29/business/29paulson.html Word..

  • G-man

    Yo Yo Yo..what up my niggas. Birdman be a lying ass punk that loves to front. The dude has money but exaggerates by 2 to 4 fold. He never laid down no bet on the Packers. I caught the nigga in a lie straight up in the interview when the guy asked him how much you win on the million. He said dollar for dollar. You got CAUGHT!!!! The house takes 10%. You need to bet 1.1 million to make 1 million. Ain't no dollar 4 dolla. He also doubles the prices of everything he buys. I don't know why the dumbass fronts a lot. He's worth north of 100 milly. Caught him saying he paid 1.5 million for his Bugatti. A week later he says paid 2.5 milly. A liar can't keep the story straight. Just be real, homie. You already made it in life. You gotta be the richest dumbass on the planet. lol. Word Word

    • joe

      well how do you know he didnt just make a bet with his homie no one said you had to set it all up with a casino and bullshit so hop off you jelous loser

  • bballslim42

    What'd Jay say? nigga really you got baby money keep it real with niggaz you ain't got my lady money. Some shit like that. This is 2011, no one is making money like that off music.

  • TAYLORD

    YOU DUMB FUCKERS, WHEN HE SAYS HE GOT A 100MIL CHECK IT WAS SEVERAL FUCKING CHECKS YOU DUMB SHITS, AND HE CAN HAVE MULTIPLE BANK ACCOUNTS IN THE CAYMAN ISLANDS FOR EXAMPLE. PLUS WHAT THE FUCK INVESTMENTS/PROFITS WOULD YOU EVEN THINK HE'S INVOLVED WITH?? HE CAN BE INVESTING IN FUCKING AFRICA FOR ALL YOU KNOW, EVEN GHOSTFACE FEEDS KIDS IN AFRICA YOU DONT EVEN KNOW THAT SHIT BUT YOU BROKE ASS NIGGAS WOULDNT KNOW SHIT

  • Anonymous

    Man, all this dude does is LIE. I'm not a hater, I ain't saying he's not rich. But the dude has lied about his investments and sources of income in the past, so this 100mil cheque isn't something I find convincing. Also, to the dude who defended him for not being on the Forbes list: it's not cos he has a private company that he's not on it. If he wanted to be on it he would, but he knows he hasn't got the money he claims he has, so he won't allow Forbes to publish his net worth. Jay got more talent and money. Nuff said.

  • Duh

    Duh...Baby and Slim are the CEOs of Cash Money, so the check does go to them. He didn't say it was all his money, he said he distributed it to the team. You think w/ Drake and Nicki having platinum albums, Wayne having a gold album, and Tyga selling singles on iTunes...not to mention Birdman too with Fire Flame, that $100 mil is unreasonable? Everybody gets a cut.

    • Anonymous

      even with all those shitty ass songs and albums i think it is quite unreasonable fire flame??? really? that song is only on the radio cause he paid for it to be

  • Anonymous

    I DONT BELIEVE IT

  • John-Boy

    This nigga has Dragon Balls tattooed on his head. I doubt anybody gave him $100 million for any fuckin thing.

  • Soliddo Nazo

    That girl looks nice. This article should 've been devoted to her.

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  • The_truth

    After 9/11, in a bid to stop terrorism and counter international money laundering, you cannot cash more than 1 mill. Any more and you will need a wire transfer. The banks also have to inform the revenue authority on such transfers. I cannot speak on whether he received a 100 million however improbable (knowing Birdman, it would have made the news if he did) but I can tell you for sure that no one wrote a 100 million dollar check.

    • geico lizard

      You are right about wire transfers because everytime a big lottery is won they have to wire the money to an account. People show up thinking they can carry that big cardboard check to Wells Fargo and get it cashed on the way to the strip club. He also said 6 months ago which means Nicki wasnt platinum yet. I think Birdman just wants to make Jay z look like a liar but he should have chosen a smaller more realistic amount of millions. If its true then more power to that black man and he should try to save 25% of all his money for his kids future.

    • Captain Commando

      True. Well what do you expect? He did say he was going to buy part of the Miami Dolphins franchise. I remember the owners of the franchise saying that they did not know/haven't heard of Birdman.

  • B

    Sorry: "who's the baller now wardy"

  • B

    You know Baby got that work and that cake, ya heard meh? They jacked that work and flipped it a million times now it's worth that hundred million money son. Who's the ballet now wardy(for those of you Cash Money fans enough to have seen "Baller Blockin"

  • B

    you know Baby got that w

  • The Great Spade

    GO AWAY BIRDMAN!!! I thought he was buying a piece of the Dolphins or some shit? Oh wait, they said they didn't know who he was or what the hell he was talkin about..$100 Mil check huh? If you got that much money then why is it that niggas who make Wayne and all them clowns beats never get paid? GTFOH!!!

  • bklynsfynest2000

    LOL...seriously Birdman? You want me to beleive someone wrote you a check for 100 million? For what? Advice on tattoos to look like a thug? How to jerk artists on your label? If you made that kind of money why wouldnt you help the people out in your stomping grounds in Loiusiana? Imma tell you like Biggie once said" we don't believe you, you need more people"....LOL....stop it baby....stick to raping Drake and Nikki Minaj of their money an stop trying to make everyone believe your stories......real rich people dont have to brag....Does rockefeller have to tell you he or his fam rich?..I think not

  • Kalin Maurice Leonard

    In a couple years we will get stories from Drake and Nicki Minaj saying Birdman wasn't paying me right. Just as all his other artists stated in the past

  • Nico 3

    The wealthiest people in America don't talk about it. They don't hide it, but they don't talk about it. It would be interesting to find out where the bulk of his wealth really lies, cause he can claim anything, but they have a thing called, "taxes". Best believe Uncle Sam is getting his fair share of Birdman's bank.

  • CT ALL DAY

    This guy does not tell the truth. Who would write a 100 million dollar check? Those funds would be wired. I'm not saying the guy isn't rich, but he does not have as much cash as he claims.

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  • L.a. Lawson

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEgVCuHJycA

    • itopia

      i just cringed for you when i listened to that. i even clicked on one of your other links to see if it was any better.....it wasnt

    • dmize-one

      you were off beat half the time and not soundin beuno even when you were on beat... i respect you tryin to do your thing on the mic but you need a lotta work homie...

    • Anonymous

      i might actually listen again after i get stoned cause i could use a good laugh

    • Anonymous

      dude why would you post that shit? you are wack, you are just asking for haters no one is going to fuck with that garbage

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  • Tim Wilkens

    stop posting news stories about birdman constantly talking about his money...why? because its NOT NEWS.

  • Ikenna Berkley Jones

    LOL at the haters...This nigga started a private owned record label with his bro in the early 90s and now we are in 2011..This nigga has been in the game for over 15 years.Im not saying he got the 100milli check, it can b true or not thats his life but all im saying is that u haters hate on baby/cash money so much.Do u think he gives a fuck that he cant rap, all he cares about is that hes making big money..Yes jay z,p.diddy and may b even 50 cent is richer than him but he dose not care bcuz he is rich as well...looool..U haters should eat a dick.Baby keep doing ur thin, i can never knock a niggas hustle..Make ur money and keep lil wayne money up as well.Congrats for making it out the hood.

    • DAMNSONSON

      dick tickler made me LOL

    • Kalin Maurice Leonard

      I get so sick of you people saying everyone is hating. Everytime someone disagrees with anything they just say you are hating. Are people not allowed to have an opinion anymore.

    • AR NEMA

      HE DOES CARE HE IS ALL WAYS TALKING ABOUT HOW MUCH HE JUST MADE. 100 MILLION DOLLAR CHECK? FOR WHAT YOUR OIL WELL OR DID YOU YOU SELL YOU STAKE IN THE DOLPHINS? DON'T SLEEP HE IS THE CO-FOUNDER, BUT RONALD"SUGAR SLIM" WILLIAMS IS THE REASON THEIR SUCCESS. ANY PERSON WHO STARTS CLAIMING THE BLOODS AT 40 HAS QUESTIONABLE JUDGMENT. DON'T GET ME WRONG, THE CAT HAS PAPER AND I'M HAPPY FOR HIS SUCCESS, BUT COME ON BIRDMAN IT IS IT REALLY NECESSARY TO TELL SUCH OUTRAGEOUS STORIES ABOUT HOW EXCESSIVE HE IS. BIG BOY AND THEM BROADS ACTING LIKE THE ARE STAR STRUCK OOOHING AND AAAHING. THE SHOULD HAVE ASKED HIM WHO THE HELL GAVE HIM A 100 MILLION DOLLARS. YOU KNOW WHY I THINK HE IS LYING? THAT HAPPENED 6 MONTHS AGO, THIS CAT WAS TALKING ABOUT A MILLION DOLLAR BET 1 DAY LATER YOU THINK HE WOULD NOT HAVE SAID SOMETHING SOONER THAN THIS. HIS ASS IS GOING TO END UP GETTING INVESTIGATED BY THE IRS. MAYBE NOT CAUSE THEY KNOW HIS ASS IS LYING.

    • Anonymous

      you talk too much, nobody read that u dick tickler.

  • anon

    he only had half a stack> ? NOt impressed

  • J

    Dude is never on the Forbes list yet he claims he's big ballin...dude is suspect

    • Anonymous

      yeah why would this guy hide that shit, unless he wasnt really ballin like that

    • Anonymous

      this nigga always braggin so why not so all ur assests. this nigga lyin

    • Ikenna Berkley Jones

      Thats bcuz hes company is a private business and if u have a private business u can choose to keep ur earnings private..Majority of people on forbes are all public owned business...Its kinda complicated and im not gonna claim i know 100% what im saying is true but i did some research on how the forbes works and it turns out that if u choose not to be on forbes then forbes will not put u on there list.

  • Anonymous

    WE THE BUSINESS $100 MILLION!!!!

  • Joshua Williams

    thats probably how he came up with the hook for fire flame ANYWHO, CHECK ME OUT. I PROMISE GREAT MUSIC. IT'S A PROMISE! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdylMPXtisY

  • Anonymous

    yo i heard he gonna buy the green bay packers

    • Anonymous

      yes i was being sarcastic lol

    • Anonymous

      u dumbfuck the packers are a public organiztion, thousands of people have shares with the organization, and they select a group of 4 people to act as GM/President/player personell/ and vice pres...fuckin idiot, so yea birdman could buy shares in the team cuz they're public

    • haha

      please tell me your being sarcastic? you could put puffys jays ems 50's and birdmans money all together and you still wouldnt have enough to buy the packers cuz they wouldnt sell but i hope you were bein sarcastic

  • Anonymous

    Luscious Liz is freakin' hot I want her to have my babies.

  • wfpjeg

    With all that 'money' maybe he can afford to get rid of that stupid star tattoo on his balding head. SMH

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  • cool

    every news article with Birdman is about this dude claiming how much money he received. That's cool and all get your money but i really don't fucking care, you can have all the money in the world, your still a clown and money is only worth as much as the next man says it is. When this dude dies his money will be gone and we can remember him for all these stupid statements, and shitty music with the same punchlines

    • LOL

      Hater? nah, just an opinion. Plenty of people with MORE money that don't make news stories out of them. I spent my money on my education unlike you, shows in your middle school writing. Also shows when you don't understand my point about money, a loaf a bread was a couple million in Zimbabwe a little bit ago, means money is made up not saying it disappears into the air, you re-re. Hop of those nuts buddy, and don't act like a little bitch cause someone said something you didnt like about another retard like yourself

    • Ikenna Berkley Jones

      lol..u hater..U act like if they gave u 10milli$ u will say i dont want it cuz when i die im not taking the money along..We all know when every rich person dies the money stays on earth.U should b happy that when he dies his family and future generations will have money to b taking care of.

    • Rec

      Word. They ain't takin' any of that to the grave. What a clown, he seems obsessed with money, if so he'll never have enough, what a wasted life.

  • Philip Henery

    What service on earth could this man have provided for $100 million? It could not have been for anything good.

    • geico lizard

      I hope somebody paid Birdman to stop rapping. Next 100 million dollar check goes to Jim Jones to stop him from rapping. Those are the only two rappers so bad they mess up ghostwritten lyrics.

  • wow

    hahaha its funny nobody realizes these fools are frontin. Homie is rich but he aint cashin unspecified 100 milli checks. So easy to trick the mindless masses and the media.

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    i do not no why yall actin like the homie broke or dont got that paper like that they been doing it since early 90's now its 2011 (rocafella records=gone/ruff ryders=gone please fill in who i forgot) only bad year CMR had was when everbody left but damn him and fresh was up for a grammy that year or the next one go read up on the deal the got dude got paper

    • REALLY DOE

      OF COURSE HE HAS MONEY, BUT JOE DO YOU THINK HE RECEIVED A 100 MILLION CHECK? AS SOME ONE ELSE STATED EARLIER THEY DON'T WRITE 100 MILLION CHECKS THEY DO WIRE TRANSFERS. IT DOESN'T SOUND RIGHT ESPECIALLY FOR SOMEONE PROBABLY WORTH ANYWHERE FROM 50-100 MILLION.

  • dynamicproducer

    shared it with the team huh? yeah okay

  • Tyrone

    I guess he will be at the top of the hiphop earners next year right? Just like he and his brother own some oil company!

    • geico lizard

      Birdman already bought and sold the Dolphins and Packers so now he will buy the moon so he has somewhere to park his cars. Bill Gates asked Birdman for a loan last week. David Stern asked Birdman to buy the Hornets and give Chris Paul a raise.

    • Anonymous

      just like when he was in talks to buy that sports team

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