Rick Ross’s new album Rather You Than Me dropped recently, and it has been making waves with certain comments from the rapper.
Whilst mentioning that he told Meek Mills not to trust Nicki Minaj, the one song which is sparking reactions is the track Idols Become Rivals.
In the track, Ross clearly expresses how he feels about Cash Money Records CEO, Bryan “Birdman” Williams, with lyrics like:
“Catholic record labels, niggas gettin’ raped, boy /Birdman’s a priest, moans in his synagogue /Publishing is his sin, repent, forgive me, Lord,”
Damn! Ross goes in even harder when he raps about Birdman’s relationship with Lil Wayne and DJ Khaled.
Birdman and Lil Wayne are currently undergoing a lawsuit as Wayne is suing Birdman for the rights of Tha Carter V.
This then followed a response from Birdman, where in an interview with Billboard, he addressed the accusations of money hoarding as well as his pending lawsuits, between Birdman and Lil Wayne.
“I don’t get caught up in hoe shit, man,” he said. “I just keep doing what I’m doing and keep pushing. 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 fuck about: numbers, and puttin’ them up.”
Whilst Birdman seems to brush off Ross’s remarks, the truth is that the lawsuits are still pending, so we will have to wait and see if there will be any reconciliation between these artists.
Following this, Ross spoke with BET Music, sharing his inspiration for the song, for which he mentions that he still had some regard for the Cash Money Boss, but the legal issues between Wayne and Birdman changed his view of things.
“It’s one of those things that when you’re a student and you admire someone from a distance, then you get the opportunity to work with them and you’re working along with them and then you begin to see things you don’t respect or didn’t expect to see,” Ross says
He added, “And once you see it almost become the source to that downfall, it’s really unfortunate. And when you see other solid dudes suffering at the same time that’s what make it even worse, that’s what made me wanna put it on wax.”
Rick Ross's album Rather You Than Me is available now.