It turns out that before Kodak Black signed with Atlantic, Birdman was looking to sign him to his label Cash Money. In a new interview with DJ Whoo Kid’s Whoolywood Shuffle on Wednesday (Dec. 19), the rapper recalled the early days of his career and explained why he ultimately decided to pass on the deal with Birdman.
The “Malcolm X.X.X.” rapper said he passed on Baby due to rumors of shady business dealings, namely Birdman’s legal drama with Lil Wayne in which Weezy claimed he was not seeing the profits of his labor. Kodak compared what he heard about Birdman to hearing rumors of a woman’s medical history.
“It’s like somebody tellin’ me, ‘Oh, she got AIDS, bruh,'” Kodak said. “Even though I don’t know—I ain’t seen her papers—I’mma take that into consideration. You feel me?”
He also revealed that Boosie attempted to sign him with a $10,000 offer. “I rock with Lil Boosie; I used to look up to him,” the Florida native said. “He wanted to sign me for, like, $10,000. I still rock with him, I did a song with him, I vibe with him, but I was like, ‘Nah.'”
Business deals aside, Kodak Black is doing rather well in regards to his music career. The rapper recently dropped his sophomore album Dying to Live, featuring Travis Scott, Offset and more. The album is projected to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts.
Check out Kodak Black’s latest interview with DJ Whoo Kid’s Whoolywood Shuffle in the video above.