Lil Wayne and Birdman still have not resolved their differences over the $51 million Lil Wayne says he is owed, and there are new updates surfacing in mid-October that stem from an interview with Cortez Bryant, Lil Wayne's manager.
In the interview, Cortez Bryant reported on Lil Wayne because the Rap Radar host, Brian "B Dot" Miller, stated Lil Wayne was "kinda recluse, almost." Cortez Bryant said he was still "playing chess" with the situation with Lil Wayne and Birdman, but Cortez Bryant was currently working on getting Lil Wayne to talk more about the situation with Birdman in the future.
As Cortez Bryant explained, the issue began when Lil Wayne knew Birdman did not have the money to front him for Tha Carter V, and went ahead with recording the album as a favor to Birdman. Despite this, Birdman "didn't get streaming" music and said they would not put out the album, Tha Carter V, because of that.However, Lil Wayne's fans have speculated for some time that Birdman hating on streaming music is not the real reason he would not release Tha Carter V. There is some credence to this argument since Birdman was allegedly broke, and Tha Carter V would have given Birdman cash flow from Lil Wayne's new song sales.
Instead, there is a strong following of fans online that speculate in social media posts that there is something going on between him and Birdman that has to do with a secret romantic relationship. For example, on October 15, videos about Lil Wayne and allegations of him being gay were circulating Twitter.
While these rumors have been spreading for a while, and, although these rumors are often homophobic, Lil Wayne is not homophobic.
For example, Lil Wayne talked about officiating a gay wedding in 2010 in a new autobiography he released on October 11, called Gone Til November, according to Billboard, and this shows Lil Wayne is an ally of the gay community.
Regardless, the information online that alleges Lil Wayne is secretly gay has been ongoing since the early days of his career, and the rumors have almost always revolved around Lil Wayne and Birdman.
For example, the latest homophobic accusations about Birdman and/or Lil Wayne being more than friends can be found on fake websites like HipHopTMZ. In this alleged parody, Birdman will give Lil Wayne his money but only if he gives him "one last kiss."
They go on to make up fake quotes by Birdman and state things like, "I think my lips touching my son's lips one last time is worth the $6 million I owe Weezy" and "I just miss playboy around the house giving me morning kisses. Both our platinum and gold grills pressed against each others and what not."
There are also a surprising number of videos online, some with over a million views, that poke fun at the idea that Birdman and/or Lil Wayne might be gay... instead of seeing Lil Wayne as a potential victim of child sex abuse by Birdman.For example, fan videos "exposing" the gay hip hop industry are popular online, and one video has 1.4 million views on YouTube with over 6,000 likes.
The homophobic video depicts several photos of rappers that are kissing, wearing kilts, or hugging each other, and, allegedly, they are doing this because they are secretly gay. The video is captioned with "There is an agenda to blur the gender lines and corrupt mankind."
Of course, one segment of this video includes a famous picture of Lil Wayne kissing Birdman. In a clip of this same video, Birdman and Lil Wayne kiss on the mouth on BET's Rap City in May 2002 (Lil Wayne was 13 in May 2002).
They follow this with an interview with a rapper formerly affiliated with Birdman named BG A.K.A. Hood General.In reference to that kiss in May 2002 when Lil Wayne was 13, BG stated that when he himself worked with Birdman, he would have done anything Birdman wanted. BG tried to be understanding of why Lil Wayne would be kissing Birdman, an adult man, on the mouth and stated the following.
"... but Shorty [Lil Wayne] don't know no better, you know what I'm saying? Poor thing… I mean… you know… what could I say? I am trying to give him some credit."In fact, BG said in that same interview about Lil Wayne that BG thought he himself was "brainwashed at one time," referring to his relationship with Birdman.
Around that same time, in 2002, Mannie Fresh, Birdman, and Lil Wayne were featured on BET's 106 and Park, and they were talking about the gold teeth of Birdman.
When the interviewers asked how Birdman kissed women with gold teeth, Lil Wayne at age 13 or 14 chimed in and said, "I'm the only person he's kissed."After the 2002 kiss with Birdman, in an interview around 2009, Lil Wayne talked about being forced into sexual acts as a child by older adults and Birdman was involved in making the situation happen.
In an NSFW video, Lil Wayne told Lil Twist that he was encouraged as a minor by a group of adults to have sex with an adult woman while those same adults watched.
Lil Wayne said in the Tha Carter documentary footage he was "raped" when he was 11, and he "loved it." Lil Wayne said when the adults, including Birdman, were watching that he was "scared" and then the adults encouraged the adult woman to perform fellatio on Lil Wayne while the adults watched.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, there have been several questions raised about Birdman and the possibility that he sexually abused Lil Wayne as a minor based on the Tha Carter documentary and what he said to Lil Twist.
Adding to this, Lil Wayne was an under-aged minor when he was filmed kissing Birdman (his boss) on the mouth.
Regardless, this has been explained as many things, but it also might be a sign that Lil Wayne was Birdman's sexual abuse victim when the Lil Wayne/Lil Twist video footage is considered.
Alternatively, the kiss in 2002 was described by Complex in 2011 as a "mob style kiss."
Turk from the Hot Boys was formerly associated with Lil Wayne and Birdman, and he said in an interview in 2014 that these kisses between Birdman and Lil Wayne in 2002 were normal for the Cash Money family that Birdman established.
About the incident, Turk said "the fans and the media made it into an issue that it wasn't," and stated the following.
"They're just like the mob, they kiss each other all the time… that was just something [you] did in-house… It just was a homeboy thing, and when the media gets to it, they gon' blow it out of proportion. [Now] I wouldn't do that s***, but back then we was young, it was all love. We had love for each other."MTV also quoted Birdman stating in 2009 in an interview with Tim Westwood the following about kissing Lil Wayne.
"That [Lil Wayne] is my son. If he was right here, I'd kiss him again. I kiss my daughter, my other son -- you have children? Well, if you did you'd understand what I meant with it. I just think people took that too far man. That's my son. I'll do it again tomorrow, I'll kill for him. Ride and die for him."Despite this, there are other problems with this story… especially when you consider the video footage of Lil Wayne talking with Lil Twist about being "raped" at age 11.
One Lil Wayne fan questioned if Lil Wayne was not fully aware that situation he described to Lil Twist was considered sexual abuse in America, and wrote the following on Hip Hop and Politics in 2009.
"I'm also told by industry insiders that Lil Wayne was continuously sexually molested as a child, remains in a psychologically abusive relationship with the molester, and for that reason his understanding of what's appropriate and what's not appropriate for children [referring to Lil Twist] is terribly skewed. I don't know if that is true. If it is, help is needed."Regardless of how they once felt about each other and whether or not Lil Wayne will ever admit he was raped as a child with Birdman's help, XXL Mag and other reports say that Lil Wayne officially no longer thinks of Birdman as family.
Support for men who are victims of sexual abuse can be found at the website 1in6.org.
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