Birdman finally stopped speaking in circles long enough to answer whether or not there’s tension between Drake and YMCMB. Rumors started circulating earlier this year that Drizzy wanted out of his deal with the label. The perpetual hand-rubber spoke with Shade 45’s DJ Whoo Kid to set the record straight. In short, Drake minus whale get YMCMB tatted on his eyelids because the rapper isn’t going anywhere.
On Drake signing to the label:
“Drake was a fan before a friend. So he already was Cash Money Millionaire. And when opportunity came…I mean… maybe we put the most money on the table, which… that was my thing. I felt like he was a very talented young man and we saw a future with him. It was about him being comfortable. Drake made the decision at the end of the day. This is where he wanted to be. The money was there from the start but it was his decision.”
On rumors of Drake leaving:
“Drake my little brother. I love him to death and he’s family. I know y’all hear all kinds of crazy shit. You can’t read none of that shit. Drake down with the team for life. He made that commitment when we did another situation, you understand me? So, I got nothing but respect for Drake and OVO camp. That’s family forever.”
Baby also spoke on YMCMB’s artists branching out:
“Nicki emerge. Drake emerge. We support the emerge. We want them to do everything he done. He got the Nike. He got the Toronto Raptors. That’s what it’s about. It’s about you developing and becoming bigger. We all be bigger at that pernt. But if you got somebody not allowing you to be bigger, then it’s a problem and we don’t operate like that. We gon support you. We gon make sure the team support you. And we going to keep going, keep marching, and we gon get the next person to try to do that. And that’s how we been around for 22 years.”
….and have (allegedly) sold 500 million records.
Recently, Drake’s OVO and Baby’s Cash Money Records linked up to release their “Welcome To The Family” capsule collection. The collection consists of shirts bearing the image of the original Cash Money family and “OVO 416 Dream Crew” printed on the back.