Birdman Explains Delay For Lil Wayne's, Nicki Minaj's Albums

Birdman explained to XXL today (October 28) why Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj pushed back the release dates of their albums.

The CEO of Cash Money says that it was Lil Wayne’s idea and Young Money’s first lady followed suit.

“[Wayne]’s so much an artist like that,” Birdman says. “He change his mind a lot. He feel like he want to do more. Really, they be on they call. It ain’t on me. So whatever Wayne want to do, Nicki want to do. I leave that up to them. I don’t decide on dates and everything. I don’t do none of that.”

Yesterday, announced that Lil Wayne was pushing back the release date for Tha Carter V. The album was slated to be released today. Nicki Minaj announced via press release that she moved the drop date for The Pinkprint from November 24 to December 15.

Also in the XXL interview, Birdman discusses his work with Rich Homie Quan and Young Thug.

“I’m just working with them as artists,” he says. “It ain’t about what I can make from them. It’s what I can make of ‘em. You can take nothing to something. That speaks more than anything. That speaks volumes to me. I’m always gonna be a part of their career. It ain’t about what I can make off them. You do something for a muthafucka who never have nothing and make him outta something he gonna do for you regardless.”

Birdman continues by saying they have recorded 800 songs together. He says another Rich Gang album is coming November 24 and a mixtape is scheduled to drop on Halloween.

In August, Rich Homie Quan said that he might sign with Cash Money.

“Cash Money my idols coming up,” he said at the time. “To just changing the whole game. And if it doesn’t, it doesn’t, but I haven’t signed a deal at the moment. I’m still independent as we speak. Other than that, man, like I always say I’m trying to make the movement bigger than life. And if it works out with Cash Money it works out, but if it doesn’t Birdman will be my uncle for life.”