Rapper Juvenile is taking it back to the beginning. The New Orleans native has announced that he is re-signing with Cash Money Records, the label that made him a star in the late 1990s. Despite recent headlines regarding disgruntled current members of the Cash Money family, Juvenile told MTV that going back to the label that made him famous is something he’s enthusiastic about.
“It’s already done, man. I signed the paperwork a couple days ago,” Juvenile said when asked whether he would ever consider signing with Cash Money Records again. “I’m signed back, Rich Gang. I’m about to get my little tattoo and everything. It’s all love, I’m back.”
Juvie even proclaimed that he will be with Cash Money until the day he decides to hang up his microphone for good.
“I’m here to stay, too, for everybody out there. I’m not going anywhere,” he said. “I talked about it to [Birdman]. You start where you finish. It’s a done deal, people. I’m officially signed back to Cash Money, Rich Gang. It’s a big bubble, man.”
Cash Money co-founder Bryan “Birdman” Williams also spoke to MTV about what it means to have the label’s first breakout star back in the fold.
“Even though we’ve been through what we’ve been through, [we’re] older now. We was [sic] younger then,” Birdman said. “We all spoke. [Lil Wayne] did music with him. And I think he’s got the right records. I know how focused he is, with his craft. He ain’t never lost that… To be working with Juvie again, I’m excited about that because I know what I can bring out [of] him and with the platform I have, he can be bigger than he was before.”