It might be the most interesting kiss ever in Hip-Hop.
Bryan “Baby” Williams, Cash Money Records executive, addressed a picture circulating of him kissing label mate Lil’ Wayne on the lips as he promoted a new CD by the duo.
In an interview with Q93, a Clear Channel station in New Orleans, the mogul and entertainer explained the familial relationship he and Wayne have that yields such public displays of affection.
“Before I had a child, Wayne and all of them were my children, you heard me? Wayne to me is my son – my first-born son – and that’s what it do for me,” Baby said in an interview with mid-day jock Uptown Angela. “That’s my life, that’s my love and that’s my thing. That’s my lil’ son. I love him to death.”
In the image, which is clearly years old, the pair is embracing as several friends and Cash Money artists look on.
Singer TQ is seen in the picture and he left the label in the summer of 2004.
Baby and Wayne have never tried to hide their father/son love for each other and Wayne often refers to himself as Birdman Jr.
In 2004, Lil’ Wayne explained the depth of this relationship to Baby and why he looks to him as his father.
Wayne told AllHipHop.com, “The day my real father died-the exact day-like the day we got the call, ‘Like ok, he’s in the hospital.” Then we got the call back like, ‘Okay, he died’, Baby came and picked me up like an hour after that, and I was in the passenger seat of his car and I was crying and he looked at me and was like, “N*gga, what you cryin’ for? You act like you lost your father”. And from that day on I never lost my father.”
Gillie The Kid, a former Cash Money artist turned staunch rival, took credit for releasing the picture.
Baby, in a general sense, addressed those that attempt to question the way he expresses himself.
“Haters – that’s just life. I don’t even trip off that. I go to the bank in morning. I can go buy whatever I feel like. So, I don’t even set trip off that,” Baby responded. “Can’t nobody live my life, but me and I don’t try to live nobody else’s life.”
His affection extends to his biological son as well.
“My lil’ son – Lil Bryan gets the same love from me. That’s my thing. That’s what I do for my child. I give him my heart, my life and I’ll pump blood for him. I’ll issue some blood for him too-believe that.
Baby and Wayne’s love for each other extends into their professional careers.
The pair’s first collaborative album, Like Father, Like Son, hits stores on Halloween Day (Tuesday Oct. 31).