Rick Ross released his new album Rather You Than Me yesterday, and one song on the project has the Internet talking.
On “Idols Become Rivals,” Ross addresses his issues with Cash Money Records head Birdman.
Rozay raps on the track:
Catholic record labels, n-ggas getting raped, boy. Birdman’s a priest, moans in his synagogue. Publishing a sin, repent, forgive me, Lord. Shots fired, home invasion out on Palm Isle. Red beam detonators, who the bomb now?
Before Rather You Than Me dropped, Ross showed love to Lil Wayne. The Cash Money signed artist has been in a legal battle with Birdman over royalties and other unpaid money.
Ross wrote on IG:
The Level of respect and Love that I have for WAYNE makes it hard to sit back and not speak on the situation. The streets need you. Being a Boss means having the courage to say the things everybody thinking but scared to say. I can’t wait for you to hear it. Midnight.
Wayne returned the love on Twitter, writing:
dam big bro that msg hit me in the heart and put the motivation on automatik start. I needed that. 1 boss 2 another
When Billboard caught up with Birdman to get his reaction, he was dismissive of both Ross and the disses.
“I don’t get caught up in hoe sh!t, man. I just keep doing what I’m doing and keep pushing,” Birdman told Billboard. “I don’t get caught up in that, I don’t play like that. I’m a man and I stand my ground and I do my thing. Numbers don’t lie, and that’s all I give a bleep about: numbers, and puttin’ them up.”