So far in the great Lil Wayne vs. Birdman feud regarding Cash Money’s decision not to release Tha Carter V (among other grievances), Wayne has left rising Atlanta prodigy Young Thug out of the fray. Not anymore. At a tour stop last night Wayne got on the mic and told his fans to “stop listening to songs that… n—as that pose naked on their motherfucking album covers,” a reference to the artwork for Thug’s Carter 6 (pictured above). Someone in the crowd caught the moment on video:
Until now, it seemed like Wayne was pretty supportive of Young Thug’s ascension. At SXSW in 2014 I saw them perform together at the Illmore, and Wayne was more than happy to defer to Young Thug — even singing along to Thug’s songs instead of performing his own. So it seemed like the Carter 6 title was another step in this trajectory. But with all the bad blood between Wayne and Birdman, Young Thug is either caught in the middle, or siding with his Cash Money label boss.
UPDATE: Young Thug responded in an Instagram video, saying that Lil Wayne is his idol, he understands the frustrations and would never beef with him or disrespect him in any way. Then he laughed and stuck out his tongue, taunting those who would instigate a conflict between them. Watch it below.