The hostility between Birdman and Lil Wayne is something we haven't seen since the 90s. You know, when gangster rappers were gangsters.
More specifically, it reminds us about two West Coast hip-hop giants who had their differences. In the case of Suge Knight and Tupac, though, their story ended tragically.
But now, according to new reports, Birdman was ready to take it there and may have been involved in putting a hit out on Weezy when his tour bus was shot at in April.
While the reasons for their rivalries are much different, the basic principle of pride getting in the way of the music is the same.
Tupac lost his life on September 13, 1996 when he was gunned down in a Las Vegas parking lot.
To this day, they haven't found his killer, but there are many theories. Some believe Death Row boss Suge Knight was responsible.
Lil Wayne nearly lost his life when his tour bus was shot at in Atlanta earlier this year.
It is now suspected that his former Cash Money Records boss, Birdman, along with his new artist Young Thug, are in part responsible and put the hit on Wayne.
Before his death, there were rumors Tupac wanted to leave Death Row to start his own label.
Tupac wanted all the master tapes he recorded back before he left. If he got them, it would've crippled Death Row Records.
Cash Money is dependent on Lil Wayne, but Wayne has been trying to leave because he's not getting the money he deserves.
That's why he's in the middle of suing Cash Money Records to become an independent artist.
Birdman is doing everything in his power to make sure that happens.
He even threw his damn drink at him in the club.
Death Row owed artists, including Pac, approximately $13 million at the time of Pac's death.
According to Weezy, Birdman owes him around $8 million.
Birdman's always been dependent on the artists on his label to fuel his success, similarly to Suge.
They've both been labeled as ruthless businessmen.
Drake and Nicki Minaj have distanced themselves from YMCMB in the same way Dr. Dre left Death Row.
Let's just hope Lil Wayne's scenario doesn't continue to mirror Tupac's.