In a surprising revelation, Birdman, the Cash Money boss, recently claimed that Puerto Rican superstar Bad Bunny has been secretly signed to Drake’s label, OVO, since the beginning of his career. This unexpected disclosure took place during a Clubhouse conversation with Wack 100 on Sunday, October 8.
“Bad Bunny already signed to Drake,” he said. “Y’all just don’t know it. We going up, man … [He’s been signed under] OVO [since] day one.”
While Bad Bunny and Drake have collaborated on several occasions, including the 2018 hit single “MIA,” which credited both OVO Sound and Latin label Rimas Entertainment, there has been no official confirmation or release listing Bad Bunny as an OVO artist. Furthermore, Bad Bunny’s upcoming album, Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana, set to be released on October 13, does not credit OVO on streaming platforms.
Birdman has been quite vocal recently, particularly when it comes to defending Drake against critics. He has been associated with Drake’s career since the rapper signed to Lil Wayne’s label, Young Money, in 2009. This partnership was a joint venture between Young Money and Cash Money, distributed by Universal.
One of Birdman’s recent responses was directed at Charlamagne Tha God, co-host of the Breakfast Club, who was critical of Drake’s collaboration with SZA on “Slime You Out.” Birdman responded on Instagram, saying, “I think you mean good, and I respek you even though we had our differences… but respek [Drake].”
Birdman also had a message for all of Drake’s detractors, sharing a photo of Drake giving the camera two middle fingers on his Instagram Story, with a caption that read, “N-ggaz keep playing with [Drake], we gon throw you stunna surprise party,” accompanied by emojis of a red teardrop and a Canadian flag.
Among Drake’s critics, comedian Druski received a notable response from Birdman. Druski engaged in a comedic faux-feud with Birdman and Cash Money Records, even creating a mock “label” called Coulda Been Records, with a logo resembling Cash Money’s. Birdman responded with several Instagram posts featuring threatening messages directed at Druski.
Drake himself got involved in the comments of Druski’s post, adding to the banter with, “Stunna ’bout to have you come up missing on Gladys.”
The ongoing exchange between Birdman, Drake, and their critics has blurred the line between humor and reality, leaving fans wondering how much of it is genuine and how much is part of the entertainment.