Lil Wayne & Birdman Respond to Rick Ross’ Diss Track, “Idols Become Rivals”
Rick Ross unveiled his highly-anticipated ninth album, ‘Rather You Than Me’ last night and everyone can’t get enough of his headlining diss track aimed at Cash Money Records CEO Bryan “Birdman” Williams titled, “Idols Become Rivals”.
The song is Rick Ross re-telling several events that he disagreed with and caused a rift between him and his one-time duo member Birdman. Throughout the track, Ross reveals Birdman wearing fake jewelry and riding in leased vehicles, extorting publishing money from all Cash Money artist including his adopted soon and only original Cash Money recording artist left Lil Wayne, and how not a single producer has been paid for contribution on Cash Money/YMCMB albums.
Upon the release of the album, fans were in a frenzy on social media and awaited the response from both the track’s enemy Birdman and the captor of his evil rule, Lil Wayne. Shortly after the release, both Birdman and Lil Wayne quickly stated their reaction to hearing the diss track and both have polar opposite opinions on the song.
During his interview with Billboard, Birdman issued a dismissive statement to the buzz behind Ross, “Idols Become Rivals”, stating:
“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 fuck about: numbers, and puttin’ them up.”
However, Lil Wayne on the other hand had a completely different response to the song, praising Ross, and issuing the following statement to fans:
dam big bro that msg hit me in the heart and put the motivation on automatik start. I needed that. 1 boss 2 another pic.twitter.com/3AIaHMuAmn
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) March 16, 2017
Although a declared diss track, Ross; however, throughout the song confesses his love for Birdman still remains, just wishes business would be handled.
Listen to “Idols Become Rivals” now on Rick Ross’ new album, ‘Rather You Than Me’ streaming on all major streaming services or above.