Birdman fires back. After Rick Ross unleashed his “Idols Become Rivals” diss track, the Cash Money mogul has issued a response.
“I don’t get caught up in hoe shit,” Baby told Billboard. “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.”
Prior to releasing the song, Rozay spoke to Billboard about its target, who at the time had not yet been revealed. “It’s basically me writing a letter to someone in the game that I looked up to damn near the most,” he said. “I hate what things have come to.”
The same sentiment appears on “Idols Become Rivals,” directly addressing Birdman and their past history, which has included collaborations and a joint mixtape, 2013’s The H: The Lost Album Vol. 1.
“Damn, Stunna, I hate it came to this,” he says, as he launches his scathing attack. “Rap game, so much fuck shit done,” he raps. “That’s why this .45 in my Trukfit trunks / Fuck a skateboard, I went and got a Wraith, boy / Catholic record labels, ni**as gettin’ raped, boy / Birdman’s a priest, moans in his synagogue / Publishin’ is a sin, repent, forgive me, Lord.”
Rozay confirmed that the beef was fueled by Birdman’s heated dispute with Lil Wayne. “The Level of respect and Love that I have for WAYNE makes it hard to sit back and not speak on the situation,” he wrote on Instagram after the song leaked. “Being a Boss means having the courage to say the things everybody thinking but scared to say.”
Wayne was grateful. “dam big bro that msg hit me in the heart and put the motivation on automatik start. I needed that. 1 boss 2 another,” he tweeted.
“Idols Become Rivals” can be found on Renzel’s ninth studio album Rather You Than Me, which is out now.