Cash Money Records head Birdman recently talked about the controversy and massive backlash his protégé Lil Wayne and close pal Rick Ross received over dicey rap lyrics.
According to the Cash Money boss, he nearly started a boycottagainst Mountain Dew and Reebok after they cut ties with Weezy and Ricky Rozay earlier this year.
"Really, we could've reversed that [termination of endorsement deals] because my whole take was, 'Since they wanna clown, I can clown and group all my people up.' But on the respect I have for Swizz [Beatz, a Reebok partner], that's why I didn't clown," Birdman told Sway. "I could've put all my people together and say, 'Now my culture and my community, we're not supportin' y'all.'" Birdman says he wouldn't apologize for any of his lyrics and the next time one of his artists come under fire from a corporate entity, he's ready to flex his muscle. "Next time, we're gonna stand up and we're gonna shut that sh-- down," he threatened. (MTV)
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