Rick Ross warned everyone he’d be coming for Birdman on his new album Rather You Than Me, which drops tonight.
Here’s what he said about the track ‘Idols Become Rivals’ during an interview with The Breakfast Club last month.
“I’ve got a record titled ‘Idols Become Rivals’ and it’s basically me writing a letter to someone in the game that I looked up to damn near the most and I hate what things have come to,” explained Ross.
The song is now out in the international market. ‘Idols Becomes Rivals’ features a spoken word intro from Chris Rock, and samples Jay Z’s ‘Where Have You Been.’
You can listen to the whole track here. In it, Rick Ross goes all the way in and lays out all of his Baby grievances. Here are some of the highlights:
And then I met you out on LiveNation dates
Came to the realization that your watch was fake
Damn… you nearly broke my heart
I really thought you niggas really owned them cars
Catholic record labels, niggas gettin’ raped, boy
Birdman’s a priest, moans in his synagogue
Publishin’ is a sin, repent, forgive me, Lord
Shots fired, home invasion out on Palm Ave
Red beam detonators, who the bomb now?
Look you in your eyes, nigga, ‘fore I say good night
And pray that Mannie Fresh’ll get to see the light
Knew that you would never visit BG
Turk came home, take that boy a three piece
Shootin’ dope, usin’ coke, movin’ like you the Folks
Sacrificin’ half our life for your new music cult
You would give us self esteem and motivate our drive
But what’s in our pocket by the time we count to five?
I pray you find the kindness in your heart for Wayne
His entire life, he gave you what there was to gain
I watched this whole debacle so I’m part to blame
Last request, can all producers please get paid?
What do you think of Ross vs. Baby?