''He Was Trying To Find Out How Did I Leave''
1:30PM ET November 5th, 2012
Contributor : Chris G.
A Rocky Williform Company
In an interview with Complex, former Cash Money Records star Juvenile spoke at-length about his departure from Cash Money in the early 2000s. According to Juvie, labelmate Lil Wayne was also considering a departure from the label he made famous.
"When Wayne was trying to leave Cash Money [in the mid 2000s], same thing. He was trying to find out how did I leave, what did I do, he wanted to see my paperwork," Juvenile revealed. "I was like 'You can see it, but you're gonna have to pay me for it now because now I know you ain't with me. You're own your own because I'm definitely on my own. If you want the paperwork and help from my end, I need to be compensated for it.' [He never paid for it]. ... I thought he was scared [that's why he stayed]. That's how I took it. I was like, 'You don't have to be scared.' I'm really from the projects. No disrespect to them, but I'm 10 times more street than they are. They would never go to some of the places I'd go, they'd never turn some of the corners I turned because they're not like that. It's two different ballgames."
"So I'm like, 'Don't let them n***as intimidate you. Don't let that looking hard sh*t intimidate you because n***a I'm really with it. If you wanna leave, leave. You're with me now, not them.' One thing led to another and he signed back, but I took it as he was scared," Juvenile continued. "Wayne is doing good right now, but if you go off of capital and off of who made the most money, he still ain't top my numbers yet off one album. He's still doing good, but he still never topped my numbers. If you go off of who could benefit most at the end of the day, in my book I feel like I've lost everything. They won. These n*ggas ate off the house I built."