Birdman Calls Time Working With R. Kelly His ‘Worst Investment’

Cash Money CEO Birdman, also known as Baby, has made a lot of money in a lot of different places … but he’s best known for the wise decisions made in music.

However, if you ask him, there’s a few places his Cash Money Records company is lacking and that’s the R&B world.

While he’s found a star in Jay Sean, Baby did have plans to do a joint album with R&B star R. Kelly. That never panned out, and according to the music mogul, it was a waste of time.

In a recent interview with Ozone Magazine, Birdman said working with Kellz was his worst investment.

“Probably the worst investment I did was f***in’ with R. Kelly,” he explained. “That was a waste of my time. I could’ve made money if I wasn’t f***in’ with that clown-a** n****.”

In 2003, the pair were to record a Best Of Both Worlds 2 album, but it never saw the light of day.

Also in the interview, Birdman discusses his plans for expansion in music, his success in the oil biz, his flagship artist Lil Wayne, and the new crop of Cash Money artists next in line.

Here’s a snippet:

You seem to find money no matter where it is, from the Lugz shoes, to videogames, to music…
I’m trying to buy some of the [Miami] Dolphins next.

How did you become so business savvy?
I was just born with that sh**, brah. When you have a business you need to know to budget, spend, and manage. I think those are the three hardest things to do in business. If you don’t do those things, your business is gonna go under. I was just blessed to know how to do those things [as well as] hustle. Honestly, you gotta hustle and know how to flip money. And to flip money, you’ve got to always get new money. Niggas be trying to hold on to old money and they don’t spend it, but you’ve gotta keep flipping that sh**.

I heard the tattoo on your head represents an oil rig. Is it true you’re an aspiring oil tycoon?
I’ve been in the oil business about 4 or 5 years now. That’s something me and my brother decided to do outside of music. I read about oil a lot and I was able to get in business. [My company] is called Browner Oil, and I’m making good money off that; that’s something for my kids and my kids’ kids. They can live off that money forever.

Not to get in your pockets too much, but I heard you’ve made over $100 million off oil.
I did a few different deals. That was just one of them. When you’re dealing with oil, you buy in different areas. Right now I’m active; I got pumps and sh** that are getting money monthly. I like that oil sh**. I’m gonna put some more time into it.

Check out the full interview at OzoneMag.com.

18 comments
  1. GO BAAAAABBBBBBBBBBBBYYYYYY! HE MAKING MONEY, YOU AINT GOT TO STAY STREET SMART, WHEN CAN BE “WALL STREET” SMART! THATS WHERE THE MONEY IS. SAME GAME, BUT DIFFRENT LEVELS.

  2. Your wrong 2thpick, baby dont have more money then sean carter. 50cent got more money then baby!

  3. If his company is making 100 million in oil, look how crap the website is? And look at the staff. Theres just him and his brother under “management”. Theres no other people listed as staff. You know damn well those two are running everything. Theres also no contact info at all, no phones, no office, no nothing. Just fill in form. This is some shady shit.

  4. baby knows how to keep it coming in…he right; his kids,kids will be eating. he always tryna out do jigga. best of both worlds2? saying weezy better& got mo doe than jay? i saw him on a dvd acting arrogant to dame when he was w/ the roc. wonder whats the issue with jay? thought they was good on tour in the 90’s?

  5. IT’Z CALLED HYPE EV’ONE…..

    WHY HASN’T HE MADE THE FORBES TOP LIST????

    RIGHT, BULLSH!T ALL BULLSH!T…………..

    ONE THING CASH MONEY KNOWS IS BULLSH!T….

    MUCH POWER TO HIM HE NEEDS TO GET THAT MONEY NOW FOR WHEN PEEPS GET REALLY TIRED OF THEIR MUSIC…

    LOOK WUT HAPPENED TO “PASTOR – P”

    ONLY COVERAGE HE GETS NOW IS TALKIN ‘BOUT HAITI…

    NUFF SAID…..

  6. YA’LL SOME DUMB AZZ NIGGAZ. BABY DONE SCREWED OVER EVERYBODY WHO HE SAY HE LOVED. EVEN THE MEN RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS SUCCESS. REMEMBER MANNIE FRESH, JUVENILE, B.G.. IF IT WASNT FOR THEM 3 HE WOULD NOT BE RICH AT ALL..IT FUCCS ME UP THAT ALL YOU GOTTA DO IS SHOW A NIGGA SOME MONEY AND THEY SWARE THET DUDE IS THE REAL DEAL. BABY IS A FUCCING LOSER.

  7. yeah kels aint fuckin wit this fool he cant rap and he dirty like Mater P. robbin an fckn ova hiw own people! both talentless fucks!!! but atleast cash money still rollin and that no limit bs dead! no talent silkk,romeo and all the rest of them sucka’s wasnt neva shit! mystikal and snoop was only talent they had. baby a crook but still know how to sign talent! Millers only worried bout $$$ fuckin ghotto dummys!

  8. As the song goes “If they hate then let them hate whilst they watch the money pile up”! Baby, keep doing yo thang!

  9. Good for u brotha if u makin all this money
    Fuck that nigga hate him
    Always talkin about how much money he makes.
    Men say something positif for the new generation.
    His music is waaaaaaackkkk.
    Men i wish if rappers like pac, big or the old hip hop was still here.
    Can’t stand that new shit .

  10. What – I thinks these guys are mad at kells because he pulls more high school heart than they do. Baby is a mistake on his own – let along kells. Funnae though.

  11. Only thing i’ve to say is yeah baby getting it in.. But on some real shit put dat Rolex in yo mouth nigga and watch it… Saying the wrong shit about Chicago Artis can get yo show shoot the fuck up. Same anywhere… They killed Kennedy. Sooo u know u can get touch .. Chi Town is very unsafe for niggas dat diss us r Artis ect.

  12. And I fuck with CMB… But on the real I’m on these streets of Chicago all day.. And shit ant sweet we love for people to come do shows and show us love like we show them… But FYI R.kells has a ugly squad of head hunter from the westside to the low end of the chi, so does twista , do or die, the brat, and many other these r lil niggas or females dat just luv them and will wait until u book a show in Chicago and fuck it all up. just for them. With no ordes bring gun play to yo show, then your tour bus.. Nigga YouTube or google about us no where is safe.. Just ask the CPD who has fatally lost 12 officer or so this year alone behide gang gun play catching they ass off dutie or riding on potrol. And we r not gone get on the 80 merks in a 8 block radius.+ the city other 245 murders

  13. Oh WOW! That`s messed up forreal. If I was an artist, I wouldn`t want to waste my time with that nigger either, excuse me, that RAPIST/clown/ugly man/gorilla/can`t sing person, R. Kelly. But, I know that Birdman has learned from his mistakes & will NEVER place himself w/ R.Kelly a.k.a. nigger/RAPIST/clown/ugly man/ gorrilla/can`t sing person. (Don`t feel sorry for R. Kelly cause I`m NOT a fan of his anymore, got rid of all of his cds & I will NEVER get another R. Kelly again & PROUD of myself.

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