Birdman on Hot 97

Birdman wants his “respek” and speaks up, following his recent outburst on The Breakfast Club.

The hip-hop mogul sat down with Hot 97’s Ebro and co-host Laura Stylez at his Miami home, and opened up the memes, the misconception about Lil Wayne and him beefing, and of course, Rick Ross, among other things.

First, regarding the “Respek” memes, Birdman said: “A lot of that sh*t funny, man. Y’all don’t understand how dead serious I was in that building, man. Y’all done made this sh*t… and it’s cool. I’m with it. It gave a n*gga a laugh and I don’t like to laugh. I only like to smile. But it’s cool. A lot of that sh*t is real funny they got on the Internet, but it’s cool.”

Watch the interview below, and read some of the highlights below.

On Rick Ross: “Me and Ross was like brothers everyday, hanging together. They one of the reasons we came to Miami, because them n*ggas embraced us so strong when we came out here. I don’t know what his call was to even get into me and my son business. [Wayne’s] my son… That sh*t gonna work itself out. I have the utmost respect for Ross. We come up and I taught him a lot of game in this sh*t. He watched my pimpin’ and did his own thing with it being a hustler, but it threw me off.”

On Lil Wayne beef: “It’s more of a misunderstanding than a money issue. If you knew me, I always gave Wayne any and everything he ever wanted. Our train is still moving. Drake just put out an album. Nicki is in the studio. The train is still moving. I think it’s a lot of misunderstanding and me and him talk but you best believe this situation is gonna work itself out.”

On his failed relationships with artists: “I have corrected my mistakes as time went by. You can see it because I’m still doing major business. You think Drake would be putting out an album? You think Nicki would be back in the studio? We done had a lot of fall-ins and fall-outs, but that’s just the nature of our business. You’re just looking at me because I’m a street black man, but if you go into any one of these buildings, they all have the same problems.”

On Trick Daddy saying he’s gay: “Come on, man. I’m a straight gangster. That n*gga’s been in my hood. He knows what’s happening with me. I guess n*gga wanna get on the radio and be funny or something but n*gga know what’s happening with me. Google me, man. Call anything in the 504 and ask about me. Google me, man. Watch what comes up: straight G.”

On business mistakes: “I came in the game real young with a lot of money. I ain’t have nobody to teach me, bro. I learned from my mistakes. I’m not perfect. I’ve made a lot of mistakes and I’ve tried to correct my mistakes as time went by.”