Rick Ross Further Explains His Issues With Birdman On “Idols Become Rivals”
With Rick Ross ninth album Rather You Than Me making its debut tomorrow (March 17), one track is making the rounds on the Internet thanks to leaks from the international releases.
On “Idols Become Rivals,” the MMG Bawse taps comedian Chris Rock for an LOL-worthy intro before getting deep about his relationship with Cash Money Records co-founder Birdman.
“I grew up on that Cash Money/”Bling Bling” was well-known to flash money,” begins Rozay. “I used to see you n—-s on my TV screen / And wonder what was life like, was it all a dream / And then I met you out on Live Nation dates / Came to the realization that your watch was fake / Damn, you nearly broke my heart / I thought you n—-s really owned them cars.”
“I used to look up to you n—a,” he pauses and reflects. He even name-drops Baby’s close cohort, Mannie Fresh: “Look you in your eyes before I say good night / And pray that Mannie Fresh will get to see the light.”
“Damn Stunna, I love you n—a, I hate it came to see this,” Rozay adds before alleging that Birdman stole artists’ publishing money to cop his riches. He even takes it into Lil Wayne territory: “I pray you find the kindness in your heart for Wayne / His entire life, he gave you what that was the game / I watched this whole debacle so I’m part to blame / Last request, can all producers please get paid?”
Ross wraps by offering candid thoughts, “I can’t believe this s–t homie. I still love you, n—a. How the f–k, n—a, you touch half a billion, n—a and your team starving, n—a?”
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