During a recent appearance on ESPN’s Cari Champion’s “Be Honest” podcast, Cash Money Records founder, Birdman, spoke about his relationship with longtime artist Lil Wayne. The two, who have been working together since Lil Wayne burst onto the hip-hop scene in 1999, have recently hit a rough patch in their relationship.

But while the two have had their issues, including delays of Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V” and lawsuits, Birdman is ready to fix their relationship.

“I’ma heal that. He’s still my son. I don’t like how a lot of this s--- went down, definitely don’t like a lot of s--- he had said, but at the end of the day, I would never in my life say nothing negative about him,” Birdman told Champion.

“I wouldn’t be a man if I can say somebody is my son and I can speak down on him. That’s not a man. I look at him as my son and I won’t finish the game without Wayne. Even if he stay with me or go do whatever he want to do. I respect him as a son,” he continued. “I’ma fix it. Whatever happens after that, we gon’ let it be.”

As recently as July, Lil Wayne was seen wearing a hat that read “F--- Cash Money” and in April, talks of a settlement in regards to Lil Wayne’s $51 million lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money Records broke down. But still, Birdman hopes the two can see eye-to-eye again. 

“It’s something I’m gonna do,” Birdman said. “A lot of s--- going on. And we definitely talking, as far as his end and my end. That’s a goal for me in this game. I said I wanted to finish the game when I started and Wayne’s somebody I really would like to finish the game with, even if we finish with respect of him still being my son.”

“That mean more to me than the money and the music,” he continued. “I don’t give a f--- about none of that, I care more about our relationship and that’s what I want to heal.”

Birdman and Lil Wayne Birdman wants to “heal” his relationship with Lil Wayne. Pictured: Birdman and Lil Wayne at the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Award on Aug. 22, 2013 in New York City. Photo: Getty Images/Neilson Barnar