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Birdman publicly apologizes for years-long beef with Lil Wayne. Now what?

KC Orcutt

 // Aug 27, 2018

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As many can attest, the triumphant-turned-turbulent relationship between Birdman and Lil Wayne deserves its own feature film, especially now that there appears to be a legitimate happy ending in sight.

This past weekend (August 25), Lil' Wayne celebrated the 10-year anniversary of his landmark studio album, Tha Carter III, doing so fittingly at his annual Lil WeezyAna Fest in New Orleans. In addition to featuring performances from Jeezy, Youngboy Never Broke Again and Tory Lanez, plus a surprise appearance from Nicki Minaj, the one-day affair also included yet another manifested moment of camaraderie between Birdman and the evening's honoree.

In recent years, stemming back to late 2014, the oft-praised father-son dynamic between Baby and Weezy increasingly began to feel increasingly like a sentiment of the past, with both parties trading cheap shots at one another and making countless headlines over their longstanding and multi-layered legal battle. Considering the back-and-forth has been both consistent and spread out, there's a lot to digest.

To summarize, there have certainly been several notches in the timeline where it felt very real that the longtime Cash Money affiliates would never speak again, let alone be in the same place at the same time without something serious going down.

Thankfully, 2018 has marked a significant shift in the highly publicized tattered narrative, leaving fans hopeful that the beef has officially changed course for the better. Seeing Birdman and Lil Wayne together in spite of everything they've been through is an emotional—and at times surreal—testament to their history and bond, with this past weekend further exemplifying how the next chapter of Birdman and Lil Wayne's relationship holds the potential to be just as legendary as it was during Cash Money's formative years.

There's something to be said of Birdman's heartfelt commentary this weekend, during which he made a point to apologize on a global, public scale. After all, their impact is worldwide, so it's only right that the music mogul's apology was too. While there's still some legal clean-up left to do in the aftermath and some speculated uncertainty surrounding the release of Tha Carter V, it feels really good that, at the very least, the storm has passed.


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