is reporting that a photo that appears to show Cash Money Records exec Bryan “Baby” Williams” and his label mate Lil’ Wayne in a liplock raised many eyebrows as it worked its way through e-mail in-boxes last week.

Whether or not it was a publicity stunt to promote today’s release of their first collaborative album, “Like Father, Like Son,” the picture sure did have everyone talking about the duo, with some folks even raising questions about their sexuality.

In an interview on New Orleans radio station Q93, Baby explained that the picture only expresses the paternal love Baby has for his artist.

"Before I had a child, Wayne and all of them were my children, you heard me? Wayne to me is my son – my first-born son – and that’s what it do for me," Baby told host Uptown Angela. "That’s my life, that’s my love and that’s my thing. That’s my lil’ son. I love him to death."      

Gillie The Kid, a former Cash Money artist-turned-rival, took credit for releasing the picture, according to Without naming names, Baby addressed those that attempt to question the way he expresses himself.      

"Haters – that’s just life. I don’t even trip off that. I go to the bank in morning. I can go buy whatever I feel like. So, I don’t even set trip off that," Baby said. "Can’t nobody live my life, but me and I don’t try to live nobody else’s life."

Now how many of you have leaned in and tilted your head to the side to kiss your FATHER?  Yeah, that’s what I thought.