With Drake using “Stay Schemin,” released Friday (January 6), to respond to Common’s shots at him on “Sweet,” and then Com following up yesterday (January 9) with his own lyrical darts on that same “Stay Schemin” beat, it doesn’t look like the spat between the two is slowing down any time soon.
While on Power 106 in Los Angeles recently, Birdman spoke with host Big Boy about his take on the beef.
“Drake the homie, so we ride or die,” the Cash Money CEO explained. “Ain’t no second questions about that. But we’ve never been a brand to make records and wanna make records and make money off of making records of other people. That’s not what we ‘bout. So, to me, however the young homie deal with it, we behind him and we supporting him 100% with our life. So that’s just how it is. Ain’t no other way. Drake the little homie. That’s blood; that’s family. And ain’t no siding with that. It’s Drake or nothing.”
As for whether or not Birdman himself would be getting on wax to contribute, the New Orleans native quickly dismissed any such notion. “We don’t do all that,” he affirmed. “We never did that. Never was about making money off of making music off of dis records.”
Instead, he says, he and his Cash Money/Young Money team are focused on making the best music possible for their fans.
“When you get caught up in that, to me, you forget what this about,” he continued. “And it’s about the people. And that’s what we do. We do our music for the people. We never been a brand for the dis and the dis records and tryna make money.
“But Drake the homie and we support him fully,” Baby concluded. “Whatever he bout, we bout, and however that turn out, that’s just what it is.”
In related news, after revealing to XXLMag.com that he planned on signing two more artists to his roster, Baby recently announced the signing of two new acts: former American Idol contestant Chris Richardson and singer/songwriter PJ Morton.
Birdman also told XXL that signees Busta Rhymes and Mystikal are set to release albums in May while Tyga, Nicki Minaj and Lil Twist are also slated to drop LPs this year. —Adam Fleischer