When Rick Ross first started teasing the Birdman-dissing Rather You Than Me track "Idols Become Rivals," he kept things vague. The track, he said just weeks before its release, was merely an open letter to "someone in the game." When the song actually dropped, the vagueness was lifted. Ross' "Idols Become Rivals" directly addresses Birdman's financial disputes with Lil Wayne, at one point comparing the Cash Money co-founder to a Catholic priest.
In a new interview released by Billboard, the MMG rapper delves further into the motivation behind the record. As Rozay explains during the interview, he felt for Wayne's situation and simply had to speak up about it-- it shouldn't just be "accepted" by the industry and fans at large.
"You know, I just think it’s so f--ked up. Us seeing Lil Wayne’s [situation] and suffering from that, I think we kind of all got used to it. I think the culture has f--king accepted that Wayne would not put out another album. And that’s not the way the game [should be]. That’s not the way we designed this. That’s not the way this is supposed to be.
When we come up from the mud together, it’s not supposed to be this way. Birdman is supposed to be in that f--king building making those f--king people give him money to take care of his man. They supposed to be in the f--king [building], flipping over desks in those f--king offices, fighting to get money. Not f--king suing each other, fighting lawsuits and everybody starving. Not putting out music, not being creative. Us not doing what we came here for. There’s nothing more I hate than that -- us not doing what we came here for."
Meanwhile, TMZ reports Birdman's pissed Ross dragged his name through the mud in "Idols Become Rivals." TMZ adds Baby doesn't appreciate the disrespect, especially because he sees the track as a lame publicity stunt.
Birdman had previously responded to Ross’s claims that he mistreats his artists by saying: “I don’t get caught up in hoe sh-t, man. 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 f–k about: numbers, and
puttin’ them up.”
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