The Many Meanings of Birdman's Infamous Hand Rub

This hand rub is non-verbal communication at its finest.

Bless Up - DJ Khaled may have made the term "Bless Up" popular, but Birdman has been showcasing this signature pose. (Photo: Cash Money Records)

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Bless Up - DJ Khaled may have made the term "Bless Up" popular, but Birdman has been showcasing this signature pose. (Photo: Cash Money Records)

The Family - Birdman is serious about his Cash Money family and this pose is a tribute to the loyalty among his team. (Photo: Cash Money Records)

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The Family - Birdman is serious about his Cash Money family and this pose is a tribute to the loyalty among his team. (Photo: Cash Money Records)

Oh, You Didn't Know? - Birdman's influence reigns supreme in New Orleans. this pose is reminding the haters that he's well connected in "da boot."(Photo: J Records, Disturbing tha Peace, Go Live, Sony BMG)

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Oh, You Didn't Know? - Birdman's influence reigns supreme in New Orleans. this pose is reminding the haters that he's well connected in "da boot."(Photo: J Records, Disturbing tha Peace, Go Live, Sony BMG)

Don't Get It Twisted - Don't think that just because he's rich, he's changed. Birdman still has his thug tendencies, so don't try anything. (Photo: Cash Money Records, Universal Records)

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Don't Get It Twisted - Don't think that just because he's rich, he's changed. Birdman still has his thug tendencies, so don't try anything. (Photo: Cash Money Records, Universal Records)

Birdman the Boss - Standing next to Rozay, Birdman is proclaiming his status as a boss and certified mogul!(Photo: Cash Money Records, Universal Motown Records)

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Birdman the Boss - Standing next to Rozay, Birdman is proclaiming his status as a boss and certified mogul!(Photo: Cash Money Records, Universal Motown Records)

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Showtime! - Lights, camera, action! When you see this hand rub, just know that Birdman's camera ready. Grab the camera and push record. (Photo: We the Best Music Group, Terror Squad Entertainment, Cash Money Records, Universal Motown Records)

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Showtime! - Lights, camera, action! When you see this hand rub, just know that Birdman's camera ready. Grab the camera and push record. (Photo: We the Best Music Group, Terror Squad Entertainment, Cash Money Records, Universal Motown Records)

The Supportive Hand Rub - Sometimes Birdman just wants you to know that he's on board to support a certain artist or project. (Photo: Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, Republic Records)

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The Supportive Hand Rub - Sometimes Birdman just wants you to know that he's on board to support a certain artist or project. (Photo: Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, Republic Records)

Bragadocious - After all, he is the No. 1 Stunna, it's only right that Birdman have a signature pose for when he wants to brag about himself. (Photo: Cash Money Records, Universal Records)

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Bragadocious - After all, he is the No. 1 Stunna, it's only right that Birdman have a signature pose for when he wants to brag about himself. (Photo: Cash Money Records, Universal Records)

Happy - If you are as cool as Birdman is, expressing happiness can never come off corny. This is the perfect gesture to express a happy mood to the world.(Photo: 2Point9 Records, Cash Money Records, Universal Republic Records, Jayded)

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Happy - If you are as cool as Birdman is, expressing happiness can never come off corny. This is the perfect gesture to express a happy mood to the world.(Photo: 2Point9 Records, Cash Money Records, Universal Republic Records, Jayded)

Still Hungry - In his signature Gucci beanie and iced out rings, watch and chain, Birdman is hungry for more. One of Birdman's secrets to success is to never be satisfied and hustle hard regardless of your level of success. (Photo: Cash Money Records)

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Still Hungry - In his signature Gucci beanie and iced out rings, watch and chain, Birdman is hungry for more. One of Birdman's secrets to success is to never be satisfied and hustle hard regardless of your level of success. (Photo: Cash Money Records)

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It's Too Easy - This hand rub is to let you know that Birdman can make moguldom look easy.(Photo: Cash Money Records)  

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It's Too Easy - This hand rub is to let you know that Birdman can make moguldom look easy.(Photo: Cash Money Records)  

Wisdom - After building an empire for more than a decade, Birdman has developed a wise mind and he wants you to know that. (Photo: Cash Money Records) 

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Wisdom - After building an empire for more than a decade, Birdman has developed a wise mind and he wants you to know that. (Photo: Cash Money Records) 

The Lifestyle - He's loving his lifestyle and all the aspects that come along with it specifically the synergy between his designer clothes, diamond jewelry and foreign cars. For more on this mood just sit back and listen to the Rich Gang song "Lifestyle." (Photo: Cash Money Records, Universal Motown Records)

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The Lifestyle - He's loving his lifestyle and all the aspects that come along with it specifically the synergy between his designer clothes, diamond jewelry and foreign cars. For more on this mood just sit back and listen to the Rich Gang song "Lifestyle." (Photo: Cash Money Records, Universal Motown Records)

Preparing for the Count - Before counting stacks of actual "cash money," Birdman must prep his mind and hands with the proper hand rub. (Photo: Cash Money Records, Universal Motown Records)

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Preparing for the Count - Before counting stacks of actual "cash money," Birdman must prep his mind and hands with the proper hand rub. (Photo: Cash Money Records, Universal Motown Records)

Something Smells Funny - Have you ever been in a situation when something smells funny but you aren't quite sure what it is?(Photo: Cash Money Records, Universal Motown Records)

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Something Smells Funny - Have you ever been in a situation when something smells funny but you aren't quite sure what it is?(Photo: Cash Money Records, Universal Motown Records)

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The Mystique - Birdman is mysterious and this hand rub is meant to reinforce that. His intention is to keep you guessing. (Photo: Cash Money Records)

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The Mystique - Birdman is mysterious and this hand rub is meant to reinforce that. His intention is to keep you guessing. (Photo: Cash Money Records)

Cool, Calm and Collected - Perhaps the most popular Birdman hand rub is the one that simply shows that he is cool, calm and collected. (Photo: Hoo-Bangin' Records, Cash Money Records, Universal Motown Records)

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Cool, Calm and Collected - Perhaps the most popular Birdman hand rub is the one that simply shows that he is cool, calm and collected. (Photo: Hoo-Bangin' Records, Cash Money Records, Universal Motown Records)