Money Records CEO Bryan “Birdman” Williams says there’s nothing suspicious about the first-week sales numbers for Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter Four.” Birdman was a guest on Shade 45’s “Sway in the Morning” radio show where he denied buying copies of the record to inflate sales figures. Birdman says such a strategy really doesn’t make any sense, explaining that it’s essentially “hustling backwards.” The hip-hop executive goes on to say that they work “too hard” to try and be dishonest, adding that they appreciate all the love and support they’ve been receiving from fans.
Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter Four” is enjoying a huge debut with first-week sales of 964-thousand copies sold. While the album failed to reach the one-million mark, Birdman says he still considers “Tha Carter Four” to be a seven-figure record. As for how Cash Money will follow “Tha Carter Four,” Birdman says they plan to “just keep grinding.”