In the mid 2000s, the Cash Money clique was one of the hottest rap groups in the game, but the group soon fell apart.
After beginning his rap career as a Cash Money rapper, Juvenile soon found himself at financial odds with the record label and eventually left Cash Money. In a recent sit down with Complex, Juvenile explains how Lil Wayne also wanted to leave the group at one point.
"When Wayne was trying to leave Cash Money [in the mid 2000s], same thing," he explained. "He was trying to find out how did I leave, what did I do, he wanted to see my paperwork. 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]."
Juvenile went on to explain that Wayne ended up on the wrong side of a business deal when signing a new contract.
"Still up to the day, Wayne really got beat out of all his money and took another contract. That's the part I never understood. I was signed to Atlantic and Jay-Z was excited about that because now we was about to get our own money. That's what I really wanted. I wanted him to leave. All of a sudden he signed back I'm like, 'Damn, what type of deal he got working?'"
The former Cash Money rapper continued by saying that he felt Lil Wayne was "scared" to leave the label.
"I thought he was scared [that's why he stayed]," Juvenile explained. "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***** intimidate you. Don't let that looking hard s*** intimidate you because n**** 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."