Mannie Fresh and Birdman had a falling out due to financial disputes when they were both part of Cash Money Records. They have since reconciled and occasionally collaborate on music projects.
Mannie Fresh, born Byron Thomas, was the in-house producer for Cash Money Records and a member of the Big Tymers alongside Birdman, also known as Bryan Williams. During the late 1990s and early 2000s, they enjoyed significant success with hits like “Still Fly” and “Get Your Roll On.” However, as time went on, issues began to surface regarding the payment and financial management within the label.
Mannie Fresh left Cash Money Records around 2005, citing money disputes as a primary reason for his departure. He felt that he was not being fairly compensated for the work he had done, which included producing tracks for many of the label’s artists, including Lil Wayne, Juvenile, and the Big Tymers themselves.
Despite the financial disagreements that led to their professional separation, both Mannie Fresh and Birdman have expressed mutual respect for each other over the years. In interviews, Mannie Fresh has acknowledged Birdman’s business acumen and his role in the success of Cash Money Records, while Birdman has credited Mannie Fresh with helping to define the label’s sound.
In recent years, the two have shown signs of reconciliation. They have appeared together on tracks and in public, suggesting that while their business relationship may have been strained, they have managed to maintain a personal connection. Their collaborations indicate that they have moved past the worst of their disagreements and are open to working together, at least on a musical level.