Sources close to Young Money tell us the rappers were forced to take sides ever since Lil Wayne sued Birdman for withholding millions for his long-delayed album, "Tha Carter V."
Nicki and Drake backed Lil Wayne for obvious reasons, but we're told they still had love for Birdman since he paved the way.
We're told Nicki and Drake felt boxed in, scared to death they'd be caught talking to Birdman. At one point, Nicki threw a pre-Grammy party and had to deny Birdman entry.
The drama's over now since Birdman and Weezy are back on speaking terms and even chummy.
Birdman's trying to rebuild the family.