Is Rapper Birdman single? Bio, Net worth, Songs, Childhood, Personal life, Facts
Who is Birdman?
Bryan Christopher Williams, known by his stage name Birdman (also known as Baby), is an American rapper, record manager and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and public figure of Cash Money Records, which he founded with his older brother Ronald "Slim" Williams in 1991.
The childhood of Birdman?
Birdman was born on 15 February 1969 in Johnie William’s and Gladdy’s Brooks House at charity Hospitals in New Orleans. At an early age of five, he has to suffer the loss of his mother. Due to which Birdman and his siblings had a rough childhood, as he lived with his uncle for three years and then a few years in Foster care as well. He started living with his father in Magnolia Projects In Central City, New Orleans when his father won the full custody of them and perhaps his name changed into Bryan Christopher Williams.
While growing Birdman and his stepbrother fall in bad company and started committing robberies and selling heroin. Due to which at the age of 16 Birdman got arrested. And again at the age of 18, they were arrested for drug possession and served 18 months in Elayn Hunt Correctional Center.
The Career progression of Birdman and his songs
Fig: Birdman & Dj Mannie Fresh's Big Tymers in 1998
He and producer Dj Mannie Fresh formed the duo, Big Tymers in 1998 and released their debut album ‘How Ya Luv That?’ in 1998. Later in 2000, they released ‘I Got That Work’ and after two years they released ‘Hood Rich’ and ‘Big Money Heavyweight in 2003’. He changed his name from ‘Baby’ to "Birdman" when Dj Mannie left the group and resigned from Cash Money.
Fig: Birdman & Lil Wayne during a concert
Birdman treated Lil Wayne as his son and he was a father figure to Wayne that’s why the credit of discovering and establishing Lil Wayne is given to Birdman. Numerous singles have released on their collaboration, ’Like Father, Like Son’ album in 2006 which achieved success. Four solo studio albums have been released by him, Birdman, Fast Money, Stunna, and Priceless are his solo studio albums and he has also been in collaboration with popular artist including Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Tyga, French Montana, and many others.
In 2010 he and his brother slim founded a joint venture, Bronald Oil and Gas Company. The company was founded to explore gas and oil and the project never went to the floor. And later in 2016, he launched his own merchandise line "Respek". He combined his record level cash money with Lil Wayne to form a YMCMB. A conflict between two began when birdman refused to release the completed album, 'The Carter V' in 2014 as per the statement of Lil Wayne and later Lil Wayne filed a case against Birdman. And as part of the legal statements with Birdman the ownership of the Young Money was granted entirely to Lil Wayne.
In the Personal Life of Birdman
Fig: Birdman and Toni Braxton
In May 2016, the 55 years old American rapper started dating Toni Braxton and after 2 years their relation advanced into the next level when they got engaged. Their affair reportedly ended in the first month of 2019. He has two children from his previous marriage son Bryian Williams Jr. and daughter Bria Williams.
Birdman's Net Worth
As per Forbes, he was the fifth highest-earning Hip hop star in 2013 as he earned $21 million dollars that year. Previously, his estimated net worth was $125 million dollars. But as of 2019, his net worth is estimated at around $90 million dollars.
Fig: Birdman's Stunna Island House
He owns a house in Stunna Island House which is worth $10 million. Similarly, he also owns a house in Miami beach which is worth $15 million. Similarly, he has got several luxury car collections which are worth millions of dollars. Some of the brands are like Bugatti Veyron’s, Maybach Exelero, Maybach 62S Drop – Top Landaulet, Lamborghini Veneno Roadster, etc.
Fig: Birdman's Bugatti Veyrons
Fig: Birdman's house in Miami
Facts about Birdman
He is very close to his stepbrother Eldrick Wise who was killed in an unsolved murder in 1991. His father also left him in a car accident in 1996. His zodiac sign is Aquarius and follows the Christian religion.
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