On Thursday (March 16), Rick Ross left an indelible mark on Lil Wayne after the Maybach Music boss posted a heartfelt message on Instagram regarding the Young Money star following the leak of the Rather You Than Me cut "Idols Become Rivals."
"The Level of respect and Love that I have for WAYNE makes it hard to sit back and not speak on the situation," said Ross. "The streets need you. Being a Boss means having the courage to say the things everybody thinking but scared to say. I can't wait for you to hear it. Midnight. #Idolsbecomerivals"
Thankful for Rozay's candor, Wayne expressed his gratitude on Twitter. "Dam big bro that msg hit me in the heart and put the motivation on automatik start. I needed that. 1 boss 2 another," wrote Wayne.
On "Idols Become Rivals," Ross airs out his grievances with his former friend/mentor Birdman. "You stole them boys pub and bought a foreclosure/ Scott Storch demons in it, which is more poison/ I handed over records, never charged a coin/ But consist the sentiment, I'm talkin' all alone," raps Rozay.
Without hesitation, Ross hoses down the Black Metaphor-produced beat with sheer honesty, especially regarding Birdman's turmoil with Wayne. "I pray you find the kindness in your heart for Wayne/ His entire life, he gave you what that was the game/ I watched this whole debacle so I'm part to blame/ Last request, can all producers please get paid?" he also spit.
In recent years, Ross hasn't shied away from addressing his issues with Birdman. In 2015, during his interview with Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, he sided with Wayne after watching Birdman hold his elusive album Tha Carter V hostage.
"If you read The Source magazine, you would see that right now -- and really me just seeing what Wayne going through as an artist. Him being a boss. Me idolizing Birdman at a time. Me looking up to Lil Wayne. Wayne being the first artist to make so many feats. Not just as an artist, but an artist coming from the South. That's something that I took personal. So, for me to see the way things are transpiring, I can't respect that. And I don't respect it... It's a lot that transpired behind that that I don't respect," he said.
Prior to their fallout, Ross and Birdman were on good terms. In 2011, they released their collaborative mixtape The H: The Lost Album Vol. 1.
The Level of respect and Love that I have for WAYNE makes it hard to sit back and not speak on the situation.The streets need you.Being a Boss means having the courage to say the things everybody thinking but scared to say.I can't wait for you to hear it.Midnight. #idolsbecomerivals
A post shared by The Boss Rick Ross,Yung Renzel (@richforever) on Mar 16, 2017 at 9:57am PDT
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