Birdman has crowned himself the best Hip Hop CEO to ever do it, while again taking aim at Billboard for not recognizing the moguls behind an artist’s success.
The Cash Money Records founder took to Instagram on Thursday (March 16) with a post that dragged Billboard for not mentioning the Hip Hop CEOs who have helped the culture. In his post, Birdman included a picture of the Billboard logo and claimed he’s the best CEO Hip Hop has had across its 50 years.
“@billboard I see you’ll did 10 best rappers which is well respeked but what about tha CEO who made thaway for these rappers to be Supa stars fought tha battle behind doors,” Birdman wrote. “So they kan be super stars put some respek on my name and stop playin with me I’m tha best to ever doit nothing but love for all CEO ever in 50yrs of hip hop we held it down cash money rich gang STUNNAMAN tha best ever #THEGOATMAKER I doit do 4MS GLADYS #dont lie @cashmoneyofficial.”
Billboard and VIBE turned the Hip Hop world upside down with their 50 Greatest Rappers list in honor of Hip Hop’s 50th anniversary. The list showed love to the likes of Kanye West, André 3000, Lauryn Hill, Ice Cube, Rakim, LL COOL J and Black Thought across its No. 50 to No. 11 picks.
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The final 10 spots included Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg, Drake, Lil Wayne, The Notorious B.I.G., Eminem, 2Pac, Nas, Kendrick Lamar and JAY-Z. The list drew polarizing reactions from fans and artists alike, with Ice Cube, Ja Rule and others giving their two cents on the matter.
Last month, Birdman took things a step further and criticized Billboard for not mentioning the CEOs who have changed the culture. According to the 54-year-old, he doesn’t understand why all the talk about the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop is revolved mainly around the “legendary artists” who changed the game.
In his mind, the music executives should be celebrated just as much since they’ve played just as important a role in the rise of Hip Hop as the artists they helped put on.
“Im confused about 50yrs of Hip Hop where they salute legendary artists which is well respeked also I think CEOs who kept these artists alive to be great showed them how to keep hip hop alive should be saluted in a major way,” Birdman wrote.
“I remember wen they said Hip Hop was dead and we Kept it alive YMCMB 20plus summers respek our hussle CEO s kept hip hop alive frfr @cashmoneyofficial #RICHGANG #STUNNAMAN.”