Lil Wayne and Birdman have been spending a lot time together, some of it tenses, some of it pleasant. Images do tell a disjointed story of their rollercoaster ride as friends and business partners.

Earlier in the week it was reported that each side was nowhere close to reaching a settlement. Both parties exited the meeting in a furious spat, only days after making a club appearance together. Lil Wayne was pictured puffing on a stogie, as Birdman stood by his side, signaling what we thought was an armistice between the two warring parties.

TMZ has learned that Lil Wayne made a surprise appearance at Birdman’s album release party for the album soundtrack to the “Before Anythang” Cash Money Documentary. The party took place at Studio 23 in Miami, close to the label’s new head offices.

The album is supposed to showcase a historical lexicon of talent associated with the label, its most prominent act Lil Wayne notably missing from the list. That didn’t stop Weezy from trying to bury the hatchet, as he decided to take part in the festivities.