Birdman Says He'll Retire When Lil Wayne Does, Expresses His Interest In Signing Rick Ross

During an interview with Complex magazine, Birdman spoke on G.O.O.D. Music and expressed interest in signing Rick Ross & Game.

 

The Cash Money roster seems to be growing by the month and the label’s co-founder Birdman has no plans on halting the growth of Cash Money anytime soon. In fact, in a recent interview with Complex magazine the rapper turned businessman even revealed that if he ever got the chance to he’d likely try and sign Miami rapper Rick Ross once his contract with Def Jam is up. 
On top of expressing his interest in scooping up Ross once his contract’s up, Birdman also mentioned Game as an artist he’d be interested in as well. 
“Ross signed to Def Jam and you know Ross is a close friend of mine. But if the time ever came, we gonna G up and make it happen,” Birdman explained. “Right now he signed to Def Jam, but when the time do come, I’m gonna be right there waiting…I know that I told Game, if the time come I would love to sign Game. I think he’s a very talented artist. But right now he’s signed with Interscope, maybe he’s got another album. But when time comes, I’m gonna be there for him too.”
Birdman also shared that he was impressed with what Ross is doing over at Maybach Music Group, but wasn’t as enthusiastic with his words when it came to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music.
“They’re doing what they’re doing too. But I think Khaled and Rozay are doing a little more,” said Birdman. “They’re a little more active with their acts. I ain’t talking about them as a brand, but their acts. You got Kanye doing him, but what acts do they have that are active and doing a lot? I’m looking at how much your team is doing.”
As far as retirement is concerned Birdman revealed that once Lil Wayne calls it quits in music then that’s when he plans on retiring as well.
“One thing about my son is that what he says is what he means. When he does retire, that’s when I’m going to stop fucking with it altogether because it ain’t gonna be no need. He’s going to take us where we need to go. When he retires, that’s when I stop,” he explained.
To read the full interview with Birdman visit Complex.com. 
RELATED: Birdman Talks New Business Ventures, Says A Book & Movie Is On The Way

The Cash Money roster seems to be growing by the month and the label’s co-founder Birdman has no plans on halting the growth of Cash Money anytime soon. In fact, in a recent interview with Complex magazine the rapper turned businessman even revealed that if he ever got the chance to he’d likely try and sign Miami rapper Rick Ross once his contract with Def Jam is up. 

On top of expressing his interest in scooping up Ross once his contract’s up, Birdman also mentioned Game as an artist he’d be interested in as well. 

“Ross signed to Def Jam and you know Ross is a close friend of mine. But if the time ever came, we gonna G up and make it happen,” Birdman explained. “Right now he signed to Def Jam, but when the time do come, I’m gonna be right there waiting…I know that I told Game, if the time come I would love to sign Game. I think he’s a very talented artist. But right now he’s signed with Interscope, maybe he’s got another album. But when time comes, I’m gonna be there for him too.”

Birdman also shared that he was impressed with what Ross is doing over at Maybach Music Group, but wasn’t as enthusiastic with his words when it came to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music.

“They’re doing what they’re doing too. But I think Khaled and Rozay are doing a little more,” said Birdman. “They’re a little more active with their acts. I ain’t talking about them as a brand, but their acts. You got Kanye doing him, but what acts do they have that are active and doing a lot? I’m looking at how much your team is doing.”

As far as retirement is concerned Birdman revealed that once Lil Wayne calls it quits in music then that’s when he plans on retiring as well.

“One thing about my son is that what he says is what he means. When he does retire, that’s when I’m going to stop fucking with it altogether because it ain’t gonna be no need. He’s going to take us where we need to go. When he retires, that’s when I stop,” he explained.

To read the full interview with Birdman visit Complex.com

RELATED: Birdman Talks New Business Ventures, Says A Book & Movie Is On The Way

123 Comments

  • Mr Flamboyant

    Really, Birdman? STFU.

  • Maj

    Yo is Stunna for real? Yeezy, Common, John Legend, Big Sean, Kid Cudi & HitBoy on the production. That aint half bad compared to the wackness that is Tyga, Nicki, Drake, Wayne. Only one worth rating is T Minus on the production

    • Anonymous

      Co-sign! Plus don't forget that they have Pusha-T, Mr. Hudson, Mos Def and Cyhi Da Prynce on their side, and as far as producing goes, at least No. I.D. and Jeff Bhasker too. I said at least, 'cause I'm sure that several affiliated musician working on that stuff, same goes for featured artists. Please Kanye, back to the basics and you'll be fine. We want those College Dropout / Late Registration type songs, just beautiful music without Margiela and autofellation.

  • DavidDanielz

    I love the hate Birdman and Wayne shows. They always have something to say about Jay or Kanye. All that means is, they feel Jay & Kanye is better then them and they wish it wasn't the case. The day Birdman and Wayne retire will be a good day.

    • KEvin

      Have an opinion and all of a sudden you're "sucking hov's dick" lol .. Birdman is a 100% hater of anything remotely affiliated with Roc Nation. Be real they've done some amazing shit nd birdman has been there every step of the way, hating. With No response btw.

    • Mr Flamboyant

      LOL He'll stop doing that february 31st. Mark your calendars.

    • Anonymous

      The day u stop sucking hov's dick wud be beta

  • Anonymous

    retire from what? haha

  • yo

    Birdman always looks at who does the most...he doesnt seem to understand "Quality over Quantity"...yea you have an album/mixtape your artist every year, all those YMCMB radio hits and trendy statements like Yolo and HYFR...but Kanye Cudi Common GOOD Music are changing the way people think, they are changing lives with their music

    • Anonymous

      Sad but true!! Peeps forgotten what this is all about. Fuck record sales, who's got mic skills and dope beats, now thats where its at!

  • DutchWeazel

    Hope they gonna sign Rick Ross Today! So they can all retire tomorrow..

  • UltimateMegadon

    truth is yall no better then the fake fans out there cause all yall do is complaining but don't take action and support the shit yall like... real hip hop fans are fake

    • Thats the game tho

      wouldn't*

    • thats the game tho

      some people is gonna have longetivity some people ain't that just what it is... if everybody had a long lasting career it would be new artists to pave the way for our future... just like a person die a baby is born...

    • ^^^^^^^^Dumbass^^^^^^^^

      Oh really, real hip hop fans fake? Tell that shit to MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice's "fans" punk!

  • UltimateMegadon

    At the end of the day Whether the fans of young money might be a nerd or may not be a nerd they still buying there favorite artist music while the so called real hip hop fans are downloading there favorite music or complaining on the comments about why they favorite rapper is underated lmao i rather true supporters that may be fake for buying the fake shit then so called real fans that talk about whats real and dont buy your shit you get the picture lol

    • UltimateMegadon

      Them artists dont got the machine behind them STUPID!!! drake nicki and wanye do rick ross and them do be smart...

    • Thor

      Your analogy is weak! How many units did Odd Future sell last week? How many units did Diggy sell last week? How many did Maino do the week before? They all did less than a 100 000 and they're all weak rappers/make weak music. Please spare people your displays of idiocy under the guise of intelligence. No one is safe from downloading so stop using It as a cover up for Young Money's payola/buy back loop hole tactics. Tyga sold loads of units of legal downloads alone. Imagine what baby buying back the cd units would have done to those numbers!

  • Take Black music Back

    Fuck trying to sign Rick Ross. Baby need to be trying to get hot boys and big tymers back together. Pay them niggas the money He owe them. That was the Cash Money that was tight. Most of these young money fans see drake and nicki doing they thing. But they don't understand what cash money used to be. 400 degrees is still the best sellin cash money album way before they became pop. Cash money had an underground sound back then. Wayne would have never made a track like "How to love". Mannie Fresh produced alot of dope shit for Baby. If it wasn't for Manny Fresh cash money WOULD NOT be in the position its in now. Now is weak shit after weak shit from them. I'm not hatin but shit the need to really change they sound because people that aren't true hip hop heads are thinking this hip pop shit is rap. If YM keeps releasing this wackness the should be held accountable for being the label that destroyed mainstream rap.

  • So Icy Boi!

    Birdman iz our dad, mentor & role model. he iz tha greatest exec. in tha world. he iz a hip hop legend maker... Birdman made Lil Wayne & Drake, my 2 favorite rappers. tha biggest hip hop legends period. thank you Baby. swag

    • Roger Rabbit

      @So Icy Boi i can tell your like in middle school SMH Wayne and Drake? your favorite Rappers? those are POP Artists U dumb fuck see thats why hip hop is dead now im tired of you retarded teenagers thinking Wayne and drake are legends Lol RIP Hip Hop Fuck young money and fuck Radio fuckin stupid ass Lil kid

    • Fag

      u fucking faggot, drake and lil wayne are ur favourite rappers? nigga they dont even deserve to be called rappers. go fuck urself and take baby's cock in ur mouth aswell u fucking icy cunt. listen to real music not this hannah montana shit

  • VL

    Beatrice has been hustling for quite some time now and I'm proud of him. One thing is for certain though, only the real survive that type of risky business. He been playing with them sharks and done took quite a few losses, however, he still swimming in the money.

  • The TRUTH

    I love how people tend to forget that Cash Money nearly folded in the mid 2000s. Baby is like the new age Suge Knight, everyone on the roster is either afraid to step to him to get what they actually deserve, and the ones that have jumped ship. If Wayne would have been smart, he'd have left and signed that deal with Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella. If he had done so he'd probably be getting Jay-Z/Diddy type money right now. The stuff Cash Money is doing right now, should've been done 5 years ago, around the time of Tha Carter III.

    • Anonymous

      Wayne is still making hella dough right now. He's better off with Cash Money. Artists that are signed with Jay and Diddy don't seem to be doing very well. I doubt they would have given him his own label.

    • Anonymous

      you sound like a stupid hater, who has not an ounce of class..........you dirt bag,

  • Anonymous

    I think it's kinda sweet. What couple doesn't want to retire and grow old together?

  • oldschool4life

    I think people overlook waynes talent as a rapper just because he's in young money.... Wayne isn't in my top 5 but he's not bad lyrically in most songs songs like the michael phelps song and dudes metaphors are probably the best in the game.... I wonder what wayne would be like working under shady records alongside the best lyracists currently in the game (excluding nas atm) also ross's garbage belongs in ymcmb

    • Anonymous

      He really isn't that bad and can be clever but he's way overexposed and overhyped. If he was in his rightful place as a middle tier, occasionally great, rapper, the world would be a much better place.

    • blaze

      fuck up Juve>Old skool and new skool Lil Wayne

  • mack

    please , both of you clowns retire now...

  • jr88

    the fact that some of you say kanye didnt do anything for his artist says alot about kanyes artist...big sean ,kid kudi and common are all successful and ymcm has more duds than hit artist..tyga flopped hard with all the help and bow wow is about to flop even harder...good music is more long term

    • cudder

      i went gold on motm1. THANK YOU. poof. apparated on you tricks.

    • Anonymous

      Sean barely went gold, Cudi didn't go gold and Common didn't even hit 300,000. Nicki almost double plat, Drake done sold 1.5 and counting on his last two albums and Tyga has sold 200,000 in only weeks.

  • Anonymous

    Birdman is the gayest name. Why the fuck would you call yourself Birdman.

    • Anonymous

      A lot of names in hip hop sound corny.

    • ETK

      wasn't anything really homosexual in thatyinsult except the word "gay", to be honest... well, in relation to most comments on here if you replied to one of them coons who says shit like "wayne and birdman fucking suck, they should fuck each other and suck their own cocks i bet they finger themselves fuck fuck fuck" then it'd make more sense.

    • Anonymous

      I apologize for offending you, jesus christ. "why do you have to bring religion in this do you have something you need to tell us"

    • Anonymous

      what does homosexuality have to do with this article. why are you always trying to steer discussion towards a homosexual path? is there something you need to share with us?

  • Roofie

    Thanks for helping up solve that puzzle captain obvious.

  • Anonymous

    Well Lil Wayne needs to hurry up and retire then. Killing 2 birds with one stone

  • YESSIR

    PEOPLE SHOULD GO OVER TO COMPLEX AND READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE BIRDMAN DROPS A LOT OF INFO IN THERE I ASSUME DX WILL POST A NEW ARTICLE TOMARROW QUOTING IT AGAIN YOU KNOW HOW DX DO. BUT THE TEAM IS JUST GETTING STRONGER YMCMB OVOXO MMG

  • Anonymous

    Birdman looks like a dragonball z character who used a super saiyan mimic attack on several rappers.

  • music1loveca

    man young money cant even hang with G.O.O.D. Music or kanye alone. I like drake and tyga they're dope, nicki is chill but going stupid hoe. Birdman says that he is looking at what kanye's team is doing which isnt much??? really?!! lol, big sean, common, pusha t, john legend, KiD CuDi aint doing nothing is what he's saying????? man the only ones making noise in youn money are wayne, drake, nicki, tyga. They are weak compared to kanyes team i think birdman is still bitter about the short jay z beef and wants to be low about good music. WTT sold out every show, demanded more shows, and you get a free WTT album download with each ticket purchased! WTT would of sold more than drake, nicki or wayne head to head. Plus now they got mannie fresh signed to good music productions it just makes birdman and wayne say negative comments. Young money cant even pay royalties or beats. Rick ross shouldnt sign with ymcmb hes good doing him. Game would be dope in young money he can help them out. G.O.O.D. Music all day, going to own the summer.

  • GrimGenius

    wayne been rappin since he was 14, he probably bored with that shit now, i'd retire too & you also can't forget that he has kids.

    • relax and take notes

      it is cos he's been there since the ninties spittin shit. while all these gay rappers like gay sean releasing "almost suckin"

    • ETK

      most rappers spit since they were kids, lil wayne's case ain't nothin special.

  • Anonymous

    true shit though. Kanye basically did nothing with his artists on GOOD Music. hell i think the only reason he is workin on that good music album is because he noticed everyone else doin in with they labels

    • slick aka smitty

      i can respect what kanye s doing over there at good music. i hate when people act as if artists like kanye, jay z, or whiever else are doing so much more than the next. kanye takes risks with his music. musically and sonically he puts the most effort into his work. lyrically he s in the same bracket as ross, wayne, drake, and nicki. ye got mc s over there at good music like cyhi, pusha t, and sean but but ross and wayne got they team too with drake, nicki, stalley, meek, and wale. common s best work has came and went. he can t relive that. jay s best work came and went. kanye is the flagship artist if his label. i think the good music compilation going be something amazing though most definitely. it ll probably give self made a run for its money. that first young money compilation was str8 trash i must admit. but as for making a entire album that s solid i don t think anyone can fuck with ross or drake at this point. ye can but sometimes he goes too left feild on the production end. he over produced the last two records he s put out.

  • beast

    why do so many americans support incest we all know daddy gives it to the son

  • Anonymous

    Game would be a good fit for YMCM and he'd sell too he is super talented just has no support of interscope and he puts the work in..

  • Makaveli45

    THese Homo Ass niggas need to stop fucking each other an get back to hardcore rap like tht earlly 00's 500 degrees shit if they signed game they can take over the rap game

  • Birdman

    We doing it big ya heard me we may retire from music but the wee wee game will always live on wayne, drake, tyga and the rest of them still got a lot to learn about grabbing wee wees when they learn how to get to mine is when ima stop grabbing theirs ya heard me

  • redbob4

    when my boo boo quits we will ride into the sunset together fucking gay ass niggers cant stand those homos over at cash money i mean come on b man all u care about is ur gf lil wayne how you think that makes ur other artiest fill

  • ETK

    A 2 for 1 deal? I'll take that, cheers birdman

  • 80sbaby

    nobody likes these niggas. only dumbass niggas listen to ymcmb but the radio plays their shit all day like its all good

    • Anonymous

      define "no one" you mean the fake purist bloggers? why are you not accounting for the millions of records of theirs that people buy? against, please clarify who you mean by "no one" cause right now you sound like youre in denial

    • 70s KID

      Garbage music for young kids with no knowledge of hip hop.

    • Y U MAD

      Speak for ya self... some of us do like YMCMB, and i bet im realer than you in every way a man's measured by.

    • csalan

      say i dont like it mother fucker

  • So Icy Boi!

    Cash Money iz tha best! Lil Wayne iz the greatest rapper alive. They gonna be on top 4eva. Real niggaz rock Trukfit and Jeggings swag

  • idontgetit

    I don't get it, why would Ross leave his major situation to sign with another vanity label? That's what he wanted to get out of with Ted and SNS, so much so that he continued paying royalties on his Slip N Slide deal for another album just to have his own boss imprint. He wanted to boss up and get his own label situation going on and not appear "signed" to someone. So, right now you have Cash Money distributed by Universal, MMG distributed by Warner and Ross' own deal through Def Jam which is owned and distributed by Universal too. So, why would a well-situated rapper at the top of his game sign with a vanity label that is distributed by the parent company that he is already distributed by? Why would Universal let Ross go to a vanity label that it already distributes and cannibalize its own profits? Just doesn't make any sense to me. Cash Money has never signed any artist at the apex of their career, thats major record label business. Cash Money has grown some nice artists in Drake and Nicki, but they just are not going to sign a bonafide rap boss directly to the label. I'd just go ahead and file this under "shit birdman says" right next to his ownership of the Dolphins, the Oil company and the $5 million football bet, lol!

  • LMAO

    They only sell cuz they went pop really??? so what do u call kanye and kid cui weirdo ass...he been pop so why hasnt he been as successful..of course young money won over the pop crowd...and so has JAY-Z AND KANYE...SO has any multi platinum rapper..FROM T.I TO EMINEM..THEY ALL WENT POP TO A CERTAIN DEGREE..u think JAY is that much more talented than NAS?? no but jay gone go platinum everytime becuase he crossed over

  • Yo dawg

    In other words....NEVER!!

  • G.O.O.D.

    Pusha T's music alone shits on everything from both those other camps combined. Birdbrain is delusional.

  • yocuz

    the only reason fou ng money sells is because of the pop srossovers, theyve won over the whole pop crowd

  • NONO

    So what about the other Cash Money artists. You gonna leave them when Wayne goes? Seems like you don't care about your "acts" either, Baby.

  • Truth

    SO MANY HATERS SMH!!!! look i think birdman is a horrible rapper just like everybody else..but he is a VERY GOOD businessman...YES G.O.O.D music does have some talented artists...but sales dont lie...CASH MONEY HAS THE TOP 3 selling artist in hip hop right now...all on one label!!!..if u think common and cudi are so talented then go buy they damn albums!!!and as far as ross and MMG goes what he is doing is impressive...he creates alot of buzz for his artists and is more hands on..AND ROSS IS THE ONLY GOLD SELLING ARTISTS WITH A SUCCESSFUL LABEL..hes not multi platinum worldwide artists like KANYE..

    • Los3

      Ur whole argument jus went down the the drain when u said record sales dont lie. Smh. If u listenin to somebody cuz of record sales...thats jus sad.

    • Anonymous

      Who cares about record sales Focus on quality music Sick of hearing Cash Money garbage on the radio all day

    • NONO

      Rick Ross's last album Teflon Don, went Gold. And Wale's ambition is at 400,000 right now, which will also be gold soon. I believe baby was talking about the activity of the acts. MMG has sold more singles this year and last year, than GOOD Music. They killed Itunes. Facts are facts.

    • Anonymous

      continued.... both albums sold < 200k. Wale sold around 300k so far. Kida Cudi has outsold MMG alone and he's corny, LOL. Cusi 1st album went GOLD, 2nd was close, 3rd around 100k. Thats more than ALL of MMG releases. Then you got Common with GOLD x 2 plus Big Sean around 350k. GOOD has clearly outsold MMG.

    • Anonymous

      Rick Ross has released ONE album on the MMG imprint with his current roster. And they sold the same amount that the last label album sold with Triple C's and Gun play. Both albums sold

  • JC

    Hope Wayne retires quick

  • Anonymous

    Hater ass niggas

  • HIPHOPDX WINS AWARD FOR TROLLING

    The amount of trolling on this we bite is simply amazing....Like you guys need an award.

  • YESSIR

    FAKE, YA'LL KNOW HE GAVE ME GONORRHEA, NOT AIDS.

  • YESSIR

    BABY GAVE ME AIDS LAST NIGHT, I DON'T CARE THOUGH YMCMB FOREVER!! 17 LETTERS YMCMB OVOXO MMG DICK

  • Anonymous

    That would be a good move for Game. His music of late hasn't been very good, but I don't think he's close to being finished. Interscope is not his friend anymore. Cut ties and start over.

  • DAA

    Pretty soon raps gonna turn into a monopoly if every artist signs with cash money. G.O.O.D music should just destroy cash money right now.

  • Anonymous

    I mean no 1 buys his album y is he wasting his money recording an promoting an marketing his bullshit as music............ CHECK OUT THE VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5WCC5PLVmo

  • Anonymous

    Kanye has and Common, John Legend and Kid Cudi...They generally do decent numbers...More then MMG at least.

  • Anonymous

    ALL THE FAKE BITCHES RUN TOGETHER

  • yocuz

    everybody at G.O.O.D. is more talented than MMG and YMCMB put together. birdman is dilusional. kanye is probably the most talented producer/rapper ever, yall can hate on my opinion as much as you want, but in the end, thats all it is, my own opinion

    • Anonymous

      but i will agree with what you said about kanye. the guy is the closest thing modern music will ever have to a genius.

    • Anonymous

      any comment that starts with "is better than all..... put together" is either a hater or a dickrider. i dont care what your point was. I cannot take you seriously saying childish shit like that.

    • BlazeDatIshUp

      Actually I agree with you. I would even say that individually each artist on G.O.O.D. has more talent than both mmg and ymcmb rosters put together. The only one I'd say has some talent is Busta, and I still wonder why he chose to sign to that label. G.O.O.D. puts out good quality music that you can listen to a year, two years or even five years from now and you'll still think it's dope as fuck. The other two put out crap music that these gullible kids listen to for the moment, but after a while it's on to the next shit. I prefer great music I can keep listening to over and over, such as Kanye's last album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. I listen to that ish all the time. In the end they will hate on our opinion, but everyone is entitled to have one, so fuck a hater.

    • jprodigy

      this is truth. YM might sell more records but G.O.O.D has the most talent out of all them. and Kanye is def. one of the greatest to do it

    • Anonymous

      well said!!

  • EEZY

    Birdman doesn't realize that his entire roster can't really match what Kanye does just by himself.

    • Anonymous

      nigga please, jus cus kanye drop a some dope music once a year(sometimes once every 2 yrs) doesn't mean everything he drops is dope. how many mixtape's has he done? imagine if yeezy drops mixtapes every month? the nigga don't even do features cus he wants to save material for his album. still tho he's top 10 DOA, top 5 alive.

    • Fuck real hiphop

      so what, thins nikka been in the game for more than 20years when kanye was still a baby...FUCK REAL HIPHOP....YMCMB running things.

  • Burmy

    I think he's dissing GOOD Music because Mannie Fresh (the man who BUILT Cash Money into that household name) is over there now...we need to start a BRING BACK OLD CASH MONEY campaign! FREE BG FREE TURK REJUVENATION MAY 1!

  • Swag

    Birdman is the king of rap.

  • haha

    someone's butthurt over CyHi's comments about Young Money. Shut the fuck up Birdman, you can't compete with anybody on G.O.O.D. Music.

    • haha

      he said something on twitter, it was like, "To me G.O.O.D. Music is like kush, and Young Money is like mid grade, sure you can get a lot of one but which one would you really want?" or something similar to that.

    • Anonymous

      What did he say?

  • nickrazor2000

    isnt that sweet. after they retire they can finally get married and move to that nice beach house they always wanted so they can live out thier homo-erotic fantasies together till they both die.

  • Anonymous

    of course he want 2 sign rick ross because he sees maybach music is gonna get bigger than cash money

  • WHoreALLYCares

    Ross would fit in perfect with all that gimmick rap bullshit!! I cant see game signing with them unless its just for the money. As far as Wayne retiring its not gonna happen anytime soon with all these young muthafuckas bumpin that bullshit.

  • Anonymous

    TRUE FAGS 4 LIFE. BABY FUCK WAYNE ANAL STYLE TOO NOHOMO BUT I HAVE THE TAPES.

  • ninon

    PLease lil wayne retire already!!!!! And rick ross should sign with them cause he sucks too!! & Game would do it for the money

  • Anonymous

    of course he is. how can a pimp make money without his whore? WELL SAID

  • Alf Capone

    of course he is. how can a pimp make money without his whore?

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