Quick Facts Of Bryan Christopher Williams
Celebrated Name Bryan Christopher Williams Age 50 Years Nick Name Birdman, Baby, Stunna, B-32 Baby With The 32 Golds, Beatrice, Bubba, Atrice Birth Name Bryan Christopher Brooks Birth Date 1969-02-15 Gender Male Profession Rapper Place Of Birth New Orleans Birth Nation United States Nationality American Religion Christianity Horoscope Aquarius Father Johnnie Williams Mother Gladys Brooks Best Known For Founder of Cash Money Records Body Build/Type Large Career Start 1990 Children 2 (Bryan Williams Jr. and Bria Williams) Genre Hip Hop, Southern Hip Hop Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) Weight 185 lbs (84 kg) Net Worth $90 million Hair Style Bald Eye Color Brown Marital Status Divorced Wife Diana Levy (divorced) Ethnicity Black
Bryan Christopher Williams, popular by his stage name Birdman is an American rapper, record executive, and entrepreneur. The 55-years old rapper previously used the name Baby, which was given to him after birth, until his then group Big Tymers was dismissed. He is the co-founder of Cash Money Records, founded with his brother Ronald “Slim” Williams. He has released four solo studio albums. He has also released a collaboration album and numerous tracks with fellow rapper and protege Lil Wayne. Birdman is given the credit of discovering and establishing Lil Wayne in the industry.
Gossip and Rumors
It is almost certain that the Cash Money Records founder, Birdman, 55, and his singer and songwriter girlfriend, Toni Braxton, 51, have parted their ways. Earlier, Birdman shared an Instagram story which wrote, “It’s over …..”, depicting the end of his affairs with his fiancee. He then erased all the pictures on his Instagram account, leaving nothing behind.
Likewise, the singer, Braxton also went on to delete all of her Instagram photos. She then posted only a picture of her in a red dress.
She captioned it, ” Starting a new chapter isn’t always an easy choice…but ALWAYS choose to be chosen. Cheers to a new year”
Seems like they have had more differences that led them to part their ways. The couple got engaged earlier in February 2018.
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Best Known For
- He is the founder of Cash Money record label.
Early Life of Birdman
Birdman was born Bryan Christopher Brooks on 15 February 1969. He chose to keep the surname of his mother. His father’s name is Johnnie Williams and his mother’s name is Gladys Brooks. He was born at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. His birth nation is the United States and he holds American nationality. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. He follows Christian religion. His mother died when he was 5 years old. Hence, Birdman and his siblings had a rough childhood, as he lived with his uncle for three years and a few years in foster care as well. His father won the full custody of them and they started living with their father in Magnolia Projects in Central City, New Orleans. His name was eventually changed to Bryan Christopher Williams.
While growing Birdman and his step-brother Eldrick started committing robberies and selling heroin. They were arrested when Birdman was 16. At 18, Birdman and his brother were once again arrested for drug possession. He served 18 months in Elayn Hunt Correctional Center.
Career of Birdman
In 1998, he and producer and DJ Mannie Fresh formed the duo, Big Tymers. They released their debut album ‘How Ya Luv That?’ in 1998. They later released ‘I Got That Work’ in 2000, ‘Hood Rich’ in 2002, and ‘Big Money Heavyweight’ in 2003. DJ Mannie left the group and resigned from Cash Money. Since then, he changed his stage name from “Baby” to “Birdman”.
The credit of discovering and establishing Lil Wayne is given to Birdman. He treated Lil Wayne as his son. Birdman was a father figure to Wayne. They have collaborated on numerous singles. They have released a collaborative album, ‘Like Father, Like Son’ in 2006. The album achieved success.
He has released four solo studio albums till date. His solo studio albums are Birdman released in 2002, Fast Money Released in 2005, 5 * Stunna released in 2007, and Priceless released in 2009.
He has collaborated with several popular artists including Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Tyga, French Montana, and many more.
He also found the ground Rich Gang with Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan. Rich Gang released the self-titled album was released n 2014. Earlier, he released a mixtape titled Rich Gang: Allstars in 2013. They later released their second Rich Gang mixtape, Rich Gang: Tha Tour Pt. 1 in 2014.
He also collaborated with Jacques on his mixtape which was released in May 2016.
He and his brother Slim founded a joint venture, Bronald Oil and Gas company in 2010. The company was founded to explore gas and oil. However, the project never went to the floor.
In April 2016, he launched his own merchandise line, “Respek”.
He combined his record label Cash Money with Lil Wayne’s Young Money to form a YMCMB (Young Money Cash Money Billionaires). The conflict between two began in 2014, as Birdman refused to release the completed album, Tha Carter V, according to Lil Wayne’s statement. Wayne expressed his feelings by stating he felt he and his creative partner were being held, prisoners.
Lil Wayne filed a lawsuit against Birdman and joined Jay-Z’s Tidal.
The ownership of the Young Money was granted entirely to Lil. Wayne as part of the legal settlements with Birdman.
Personal Life of Birdman
The 55-years old American rapper started dating singer Toni Braxton in May 2016. Their relation advanced into next level when they got engaged in February 2018. Their affair reportedly ended in the first month of 2019.
Previously, he was married to Venezuelan model Diana Levy. They tied a knot to each other in 2012. Birdman and his wife later separated in 2016.
He has two children. His son, Bryan Williams Jr. was born in 1997 and his daughter Bria Williams was born in 1998.
Body Measurements of Birdman
The 55-years old American rapper stands at a height of 1.79 m i.e. 5 feet and 10 inches tall. He has a body weight of 185 lbs i.e. 84 kg. He has a large body build. He usually keeps his head bald. He has brown eyes.
Net Worth of Birdman
Forbes listed him as the fifth-highest earning star in hip-hop in 2013, as he earned $21 million in that year, which previously estimated his net worth of $125 million in the previous year. As of 2018, his net worth is estimated at around $90 million.
Did You Know?
- He is very close to his step-brother Eldrick Wise.
- The name Bryan Christopher Brooks was changed to Bryan Christopher Williams after his father, Johnnie Williams won the custody of his children.
- He was arrested and charged with possession of nearly a pound of marijuana in Kingsport, Tennessee in 2007.
- Thomas Marasciullo sued Birdman, Lil Wayne, and their distribution outlets for using his voice without his permission in 2009.
- His father was killed in a car accident in 1996.
- His step-brother Eldrick Wise was killed in an unsolved murder in 1991.