Today (March 18), Cash Money Records CEO and co-founder Birdman spoke with HOT 97's Angie Martinez about Lil Wayne, the hospitalized star of the label. Birdman, who was Wayne's legal guardian for a point in his teens, clarified a few points in the developing story. Most notably, Birdman claimed that information in TMZ's initial report, including drug use, was false.
"It had nothing to do with drugs, no such thing like that," said Birdman, who added that Wayne is expected to leave the hospital in a few days, after being cleared by doctors. Additionally, the executive and artist in his own right said that Wayne experienced a single seizure on Friday (March 15). This was contrary to initial reports of multiple seizures. Friday's health concerns were however Wayne's second seizure incident of last week, following a Tuesday (March 13) hospitalization that was said to be a result of dehydration and exhaustion. Birdman explained, "It's just his work ethic...and how hard he works, how much dedication he gives to music and his fans, and what he's trying to accomplish in life."
On March 26, Lil Wayne is expected to release I Am Not A Human Being II for Cash Money. Combined with collaborative and group albums, it will be Wayne's 17th album for the label, and 10th as a solo artist.
The full audio interview is available, courtesy of XclusivesZone.net.
At present, Lil Wayne remains hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, California. Birdman, along with label stars such as Drake, Nicki Minaj and Mack Maine have been seen visiting Wayne throughout his hospital stay.