With Rick Ross’ ninth album Rather You Than Me debuting in the wee hours of today (March 17), one track that’s making the rounds on the net is “Idols Become Rivals” which finds Rozay going into the errs of Cash Money Records co-founder Birdman’s ways.
“I grew up on that Cash Money/”Bling Bling” was well-known to flash money,” begins Rozay. “I used to see you n—-s on my TV screen / And wonder what was life like, was it all a dream / And then I met you out on Live Nation dates / Came to the realization that your watch was fake / Damn, you nearly broke my heart / I thought you n—-s really owned them cars.”
“I used to look up to you n—a,” he pauses and reflects before later likening Birdman’s business to the scandals of the Catholic Church: “Catholic record labels, n—as gettin’ raped, boy / Birdman’s a priest, moans in his synagogue.” He even name-drops Baby’s close cohort, Mannie Fresh: “Look you in your eyes before I say good night / And pray that Mannie Fresh will get to see the light.”
And Birdman even allegedly did Khaled wrong….
“What hurt me most is how you did my brother, Khaled. Khaled was loyal to you, n—a. The pain I seen in my brother’s eyes, FaceTiming my n—a, he took that to the chin. That’s why my n—a Khaled blessed.”