The 41-year-old rapper has a lot to say about his rocky relationship with the Cash Money Records founder in the new video.
Rick Ross has released a music video for his Birdman diss track, "Idols Become Rivals", from his ninth album "Rather You Than Me". The Ryan Snyder-directed video opens with a powerful sermon about choosing God or money.
The scene then transitions into Rick rapping at his estate, which is known as the 302-acre, 104-room "Promise Land." The video also shows cuts of record plaques of DJ Khaled, whom Rick talks about in the song, as well as L.A. Reid's book "Sing to Me". Bangladesh, a producer who allegedly hasn't been paid for Lil Wayne's "A Milli", is featured in the clip.
Rick dedicates a touching verse for Khaled. "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," he raps.
Rick dissed Birdman after the Cash Money Records founder didn't pay Lil Wayne as well as several other artists. In an interview with Billboard in February, Rick revealed that he wrote "Idols Become Rivals" for someone he used to look up to. "I've got a record titled 'Idols Become Rivals' and it's basically me writing a letter to someone in the game that I looked up to damn near the most and I hate what things have come to," he said.