April 22, 2016


Birdman Immediately Exits Interview After Demanding Respect: Video

Things got spicy on New York's Power 105.1 FM on Friday morning (Apr. 22)'s edition of The Breakfast Club. Here's how Cash Money Records co-CEO Birdman opened things up—as he was walking into the studio:

"I wanna start this shit off straight, telling all three of y'all, stop playing with my name. Stop playing with my fucking name, period. ... N---a, when my name come up, respect it."

After about 30 seconds of Baby acting like a baby, DJ Envy, Charlamagne tha God and Angela Yee tried to launch into the actual show. Charlamagne, one of the world's biggest IDGAF button-pushers, opened with, "[Birdman] done cursed us out. Tell em, tell em...get it off your chest, Birdman, 'cause I don't understand the angle. So why come here?"

Birdman's intensity dialed all the way up ASAP, talking like a drunk guy leaning all the way into another guy's face in a parking lot, taking off his shades and making vague threats about pulling up to places he's known Charlamagne was at. Baby didn't explain the actual issue; Complex suspects it was related to a conversation The Breakfast Club had with Rick Ross in December. Which, if that's true, Baby's been salty for a hot minute here.

Once Birdman's Friday morning campaign message of "put some respect on my name" was established, he paraded out of the studio with his 10-deep squad, muttering, "See ya later, n---a."

Earlier this week, Birdman was talking up a Cash Money Records biopic, so it would've been nice to hear more about that. Before that, we heard him on "Hate," a track with Mannie Fresh, Juvenile and the newly refriended Lil Wayne.

Watch Birdman have a less contentious conversation with Fuse: