Rick Ross dropped his ninth studio album, Rather You Than Me, and mentioned prior to the release that it was an open letter to someone in the game. When the the track “Idols Become Rivals” was released, that someone was Birdman. Ross addressed everything from Birdman’s bad business moves and how he allegedly did Lil Wayne dirty. Ross sat down with Billboard for an exclusive interview and opened up about why he shaded Birdman.
“You know, I just think it’s so fucked up,” Ross told Billboard. “Us seeing Lil Wayne’s [situation] and suffering from that, I think we kind of all got used to it. I think the culture has fucking accepted that Wayne would not put out another album. And that’s not the way the game [should be]. That’s not the way we designed this. That’s not the way this is supposed to be.”
“They supposed to be in the fucking [building], flipping over desks in those fucking offices, fighting to get money,” he said. “Not fucking suing each other, fighting lawsuits and everybody starving. Not putting out music, not being creative. Us not doing what we came here for. There’s nothing more I hate than that—us not doing what we came here for.” he said.