As it was made official, Lil Wayne fell just shy of a million first week sales, but dropped the highest selling Hip Hop album of 2011 as he moved 965,342 copies to be exact with his latest installment of the Carter series, Tha Carter IV, now Birdman calls into Shade 45′s Sway In The Morning to speak on the project and the numbers it did. Baby also denies purchasing copies on Tha Carter IV to boost Lil Wayne’s sales.
As Birdman denied buying copies of Tha Carter IV, he says:
“Nah, man, that really don’t make no sense. Why would we do that? I press and distribute ‘em. Ain’t no need for me to buy ‘em. That’s hustling backwards; we ain’t in it for that. I ain’t ever been a part of that type of scheme to be buyin’ records. We don’t do that, homey. We be working too hard to be — that don’t go with what we do. We truly what we do. We’re real about what we do, we work hard every day at it, and we work for the people. That’s what we do music for: for people. And we appreciate the love they give us back. But no such thing as me buying no CDs. I wouldn’t even play it like that.”
Updated w/ full interview:
Audio of the interview: