Birdman's brother Terrence 'Gangster' Slim has spoken about his release for the first time since he left prison.
"I would like to address the critics. First of all, I done 23 years and 10 months. I apologize to you all if you thought I was gonna die in prison. I'm too shrewd, smart," he said.
"However, I plan to answer all these questions that a lot of you social media guys, internet gangstas that had something to say about me."
There were questions about why he was released from prison and rumors that he cooperated with the government to receive a shorter sentence.
Williams served 20 years in prison for dealing heroin and allegedly planning the murders of rival New York drug dealers. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years in 1998.
"I don't have to worry about standing up for count, I don't have to worry about lockdown, I could eat what I want, I'm living. It's all good. One, I'm out. Much love. Stop the violence, say no to drugs," he said.