Rick Ross is about to get busy.
Later tonight (March 16), his ninth studio album, Rather You Than Me, will officially be out via Epic Records. Judging from the previews he's shared so far, he's not playing around. In fact, he kicked off his album promo today by firing shots at both Birdman and Nicki Minaj.
With the release of the project's third single, "Idols Become Rivals," the Boss now 100 percent has our full attention.
Beloved comedian Chris Rock opens up the track with a semi-random skit big upping Rozay, and once Ross is handed the microphone, he tears into Birdman for the duration of the lengthy track.
In addition to airing out his grievances against Birdman, the rapper also shouts out Lil Wayne, commending him for keeping his composure over the years despite Birdman's shady business and behavior.
"The level of respect and love that I have for Lil Wayne makes it hard to sit back and not speak on the situation," Ross explained in an Instagram post. "The streets need you. Being a Boss means having the courage to say the things everybody thinking but scared to say."
Naturally, Weezy returned the love, saying, "dam big bro that msg hit me in the heart and put the motivation on automatik start. I needed that. 1 boss 2 another."
Throughout the track, Ross explains how he once looked up to Birdman, getting into how the Cash Money founder inspired his own career before not holding back about how it all changed over time.
Additionally, the Maybach Music Group founder also broke down another song off of his forthcoming album, "Apple of My Eye," in which he shades Minaj.
"I told Meek, 'I wouldn't trust Nicki' / Instead of beefing with ya dawg, you just give some distance," Ross shares, confirming these words are lyrics off of his project. Ice cold.
Listen to Rick Ross's new single "Idols Become Rivals" below and be sure to check out the lyrics in full here via Genius.
dam big bro that msg hit me in the heart and put the motivation on automatik start. I needed that. 1 boss 2 another pic.twitter.com/3AIaHMuAmn— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) March 16, 2017
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