Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne fans were sideswiped this week with news that their albums would be delayed. Cash Money CEO Birdman recently explained the decision behind pushing the albums's release dates back after chiming in on Tyga's beef with Young Money and Drake.

During an interview with XXL, Birdman revealed it was Wayne and Minaj's idea to delay the releases.

"[Wayne]'s so much an artist like that," he said. "He change his mind a lot. He feel like he want to do more. Really, they be on they call. It ain't on me. So whatever Wayne want to do, Nicki want to do. I leave that up to them. I don't decide on dates and everything. I don't do none of that."  

Yesterday, announced that Wayne was pushing back the release date for Tha Carter V. The album was slated to be released Tuesday, Oct. 28. Nicki Minaj announced via press release that she moved the drop date for The Pink Print from Nov. 24 to Dec. 15.

As previously reported, the Cash Money exec chimed in on Tyga's public beef with Young Money and Drake.

"I didn't see that coming," Birdman admitted. "And still I haven't got to the bottom of none of that."

He defended the Canadian rapper, saying, "Drake is Drake. There's really no comparison. He in a lane all by himself when it comes to making music. You can't compare nobody to what he do 'cause nobody does what he does."

He said he respected Tyga and that he is still a homie but added that "Tyga know where he stands in this game compared to Drake. That ain't no secret. Numbers don't lie. He might be in his feelings, and I got all the love and respect for Tyga. That's been like my little bro."

Stay tuned for more updates on Wayne and Minaj's albums.