Birdman Clarifies The Rich Gang Launch Amidst Fallout with Lil Wayne in 2014
All he ever wanted to do was make sure I kick my feet up. When I met Thugga, I was like, man, this guy is talented. I thought Wayne wanted to relax, but he's on a full-blown mission. He ain't giving a [expletive] about nothing. Anything in his way, he gon’ eat em.
The Rich Gang venture, according to Birdman, was a testament to recognizing the unique talent in Young Thug and the crew. It wasn't about replacing Lil Wayne but creating a space for artistic expression and success. Birdman proudly states, "And we did the Rich Gang, and we messed the game up with it."