March 17, 2017


Rick Ross Throws Daggers at Birdman & Nicki Minaj on New Album: Listen

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Rick Ross isn't holding anything back on his new album Rather You Than Me, as the rapper throws in disses aimed at Nicki Minaj and Birdman. The heat comes very early on the LP, opening with "Apple of my Eye" featuring Raphael Saadiq that has a slick line about the self-proclaimed Queen of Rap.

"I told Meek I wouldn't trust Nicki / Instead of beefing with your dog you just give him some distance," Ross exclaims on the lush track. This adds more fuel to the rumor that Minaj was the reason that ex-boyfriend Meek Mill and Drake had their ongoing beef.

Mill alluded to this line on Instagram last week with a photo of him and Ross. "Rozay been told me don't trust you," the caption reads. But the disses don't stop there. Things get a bit more personal on third track "Idols Become Rivals" with Chris Rock, where Ross addresses Lil Wayne's messy feud with Birdman and calls out the Cash Money exec's sneaky ways.

"Catholic record labels, niggas gettin' raped, boy / Birdman's a priest, moans in his synagogue / Publishin' is a sin, repent, forgive me, Lord," Rozay raps as he reminisces on when he used to look up to Birdman. He continues to twist the knife:

"Knew that you would never visit BG / Turk came home, take that boy a three piece / Shootin' dope, usin' coke, movin' like you the Folks / Sacrificin' half our life for your new music cult / You would give us self esteem and motivate our drive / But was in our pockets by the time we count to fiveI pray you find the kindness in your heart for Wayne / His entire life, he gave you what there was to gainI watched this whole debacle so I'm part to blame / Last request, can all producers please get paid?"

Rozay preceded the song's released by showing his love for Weezy. "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," he wrote on Instagram. "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." Wayne later responded, "dam big bro that msg hit me in the heart and put the motivation on automatik start. I needed that. 1 boss 2 another."

Rather You Than Me is Ross' ninth album and follows 2015's Black Market. Next, watch a throwback Fuse interview with the rapper:

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