Rick Ross Takes Aim at Birdman on 'Idols Become Rivals'

Rick Ross Takes Aim at Birdman on 'Idols Become Rivals'

Thursday (March 16), a portion of the track leaked and the brash lyrics lit up social media.

On "Idols Before Rivals", Ross demands that Birdman let Lil Wayne go from the label and that Birdman pay the rest of the producers to whom he allegedly owes money.

Weezy showed appreciation for the kind words from his longtime collaborator and friend, thanking Rozay on Twitter for the newfound motivation to keep going. "This not Cash Money".

Since Cash Money was founded in the 1990s, several artists, producers and companies have either sued the label or publicly denounced its business practices, including Wayne, Juvenile, David Banner, Turk, producer DVLP, label EMI, Orange Factory Music and Drake's first label Aspire Music Group.

Billboard asked the Cash Money CEO to address the issues of unpaid royalties and Ross diss. Birdman responded, implying the jabs were beneath him, but offering few specifics as to the alleged financial discrepancies. In 2011, they released their collaborative mixtape The H: The Lost Album Vol. 1. "The streets need you". Being a Boss means having the courage to say the things everybody thinking but scared to say (sic). "Idols Become Rivals" takes aim at Birdman and offers a dark look at what happens when heroes fall from grace. "I just keep doing what I'm doing and keep pushing", he told Billboard.com. "I needed that. 1 boss 2 another". Now, the time has come for Ross to deliver his ninth studio LP, and you can hear the whole thing right now.