Birdman suggests that his artists are the best based on how much they make. He came upon this position as a response to Jay-Z being named MTV’s “Hottest MC In The Game” Birdman told TropicalTV,
“I don’t think [Jay-Z] is the number one emcee in no kind of way. Wayne’s the best. He do the most and he make the most money. I don’t think no nigga in the business make more money than us. How can you be the best if you don’t make the most money? And you don’t do the most? Lyrically, come on man, be for real, can’t nobody fuck with Wayne…If you number one and you ain’t getting no money it don’t mean nothing.”- Birdman
This is statement where Lil Wayne had no input.
Jay-Z laughs when he hears Birdman’s comment about who is the best rap artist and who makes the most money.
Jay suggests that its depends on what fans say and then kindly invites Birdman to take a glimpse at his bank account. Looking at some of the deals Jay-Z has penned, I agree with Jay. Birdman’s statement deserves a chuckle.