Juvenile Says He’ll Retire A Cash Money Soldier, Talks No Limit Rivalry (Video)
In all honesty, Juvenile is not an MC whose hit records have equated to compelling interviews. Like his breakthrough hit “Ha,” the Hot Boy-turned-Rich Gang member is not a man of many words when the music stops. Appearing on The Breakfast Club Thursday (March 5), that was not the case.
In warm spirits, Juvy was ready for Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee and DJ Envy’s questions. Naturally, those included some driving inquisition surrounding Juvenile’s return to Cash Money Records. These questions scatter throughout the 20-minute stop, but along the way, Juvenile explains why he’s back. He talks about why when there is turmoil with YMCMB, Birdman is always blamed and never brother, Ronald “Slim” Williams. Juvenile also is pushed about his re-entrance being followed by Lil Wayne’s apparent exit. “I just stay out the way, man,” is what Wayne’s on-again, off-again band mate says.
Some cool questions color the rest of the interview. Juvy debunks notions that there was beef between Cash Money and No Limit in the ’90s and early 2000s. However, he reveals that he has not spoken to Master P in 10 years, and there there was no way that artists on the two labels would have collaborated in their prime. Today though, he reveals that he records his tracks using C-Murder’s microphone.
Following 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo’s appearance on The Breakfast Club this week, Juvenile also says he disagrees with something that 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks said. Claiming “I looked at [Young] Buck as family,” and refuting rumors that Buck inked a UTP/Cash Money contract, he says he did not step to trying to poach Lambo Lloyd from G-Unit. Instead, Juvenile admits, “I was hopin’ he took everybody,” presumably meaning 50 Cent rescuing/recruiting Juvenile from a frustrated final first chapter with Cash Money.
Claiming he’s at work on an album called Mardi Gras, as well as UTP material, Juve’ says he likens himself to Kevin Garnett’s cyclical return to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Juvenile said that after talking with his family, he decided that he will return from Rap as a Cash Money Millionaire. Now 40, the MC adds that he refuses to dye his gray hairs, and admits that the women at his shows “backing that ass up” don’t like as they did at the millennium turn. He also talks about growing up going to Eric B. & Rakim and Scarface concerts, and his current ties to B.G.
Juvenile does not open up easily. See the Hot Boy in rare light as a man with an interesting, calculated journey that still makes jams.
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