Cash Money founder and the man responsible for discovering Lil Wayne, Birdman, doesn’t think anyone is worthy of facing the New Orleans emcee in a Verzuz battle. When Stunna paid a visit to Revolt’s Big Facts Podcast earlier this week, he was asked about the possibility of a Verzuz featuring Weezy. Birdman seems to believe that Wayne is in a league of his own, and it will be hard to find someone that can go track for track with him.
“Himself. Wayne versus Tunechi,” Birdman said, when asked who the emcee should go up against “He got too much shit going on, he don’t need to touch that. Come on, brother, this is Tunechi. This nigga had 100 singles in one year. He passed Elvis Presley in one year. 100 songs on Billboard, so I don’t think an individual could top that. The work Wayne put into it, I wouldn’t even play with that shit.”
According to Baby, Lil Wayne has no plans to perform in any Verzuz battles in the near future. With Wayne’s catalog, it would be nearly impossible to find a match for his iconic singles and chart-topping hits, all matched up with his undeniable charisma and stage presence; Weezy is thought to be in a class of his own.
Birdman went on to say he looks at Wayne as if he was his own son. Mentoring the emcee from a young age and helping him with his career over the years, Birdman’s loyalty to Weezy is undying. “I was his father when he didn’t have a father since he was nine years old,” he said. “And I love him like my own, and I’d give my life for him, and I’d take a life for him.”
Check out the entire interview with the Cash Money CEO below.