Harlem, NY

Rick Ross caught the attention of the Hip Hop world after a track from his latest studio outing Rather You Than Me began making waves. With a focus on Birdman and the myriad of issues over at Cash Money Records, the Maybach Music Group boss explained the impetus behind the song “Idols Become Rivals.”

Rozay was in Harlem, New York for an interview with BET Music and shared why he was inspired to record the song. While Ross quipped in the song that he still had some regard for the Cash Money boss, the legal tussles between Lil Wayne and Birdman seemingly soured his view of things.

“It’s one of those things that when you’re a student and you admire someone from a distance, then you get the opportunity to work with them and you’re working along with them and then you begin to see things you don’t respect or didn’t expect to see,” Ross says, not naming Birdman in the interview, but making his point nonetheless.



He added, “And once you see it almost become the source to that downfall, it’s really unfortunate. And when you see other solid dudes suffering at the same time that’s what make it even worse, that’s what made me wanna put it on wax.”

Speaking of diss records, Ross added his two cents to Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma’s beef, saying that Remy “woke the streets up” with “SHETHER” and said there was no timeframe Nicki needed to respond within.

Check out the first part of Rick Ross’ Sound Bites segment speaking on “Idols Become Rivals” in the clip above and the second part about the Nicki Minaj Remy Ma beef below.