Birdman and Lil Wayne were an inseparable duo for the better part of two decades, starting in the 1990s. After label troubles emerged around the release of Wayne’s Tha Carter IV, the duo’s strong relationship drifted apart in the mid-2010s. Things between the two are great now, and during a recent interview on Revolt’s Big Facts Podcast, Birdman discussed the notorious kisses he and Wayne exchanged at various stages throughout their careers. He revealed why he and Wayne discussed these highly private moments during the talk, citing their father-son relationship and his fear of mortality.
Birdman told Revolt, “I always looked upon Wayne as my son…because I was on the streets and I believed this may be the last time they ever saw me, because I was living like that.” “That’s where it all started,” says the narrator. I used to think that if I left every night, I’d never return.” “I was his father when he didn’t have one, and I love him as if he were my own, and I’d sacrifice my life for him and take a life for him,” he added.