Rick Ross has fired a multitude of shots at Lil Wayne’s one time mentor and Cash Money co-founder Birdman in a new track titled “Idols Become Rivals,” off Rozay’s new album Rather You Than Me. Interestingly the track opens with a spoken word intro from Chris Rock.
Ross opens with memories of looking up to a former idol before learning, thanks to a meeting “on Live Nation dates,” that all was not as it seemed. “Damn Stunna I love you n****, hate it came to this,” Ross says in the track. Later, Ross tells Birdman, “I used to look up to you, n****” and says his whole team is “starving.” Birdman, Ross says, was in people’s pockets “by the time we could count to five.” Ross also mentions Birdman’s widely covered struggles with Lil Wayne and says he hopes “Mannie Fresh will get to see the light.” The track samples Camilo Sesto’s “Agua de Dos Ríos,” the same song used for Jay’s Dynasty closer “Where Have You Been.”
“Catholic record labels n***** getting raped boy, Birdman’s a priest,” Ross also raps.