In January of 2015, Lil Wayne filed a $51 million breach of contract lawsuit against Cash Money Records and Birdman, claiming he was owed $10 million for completing his still-shelved album, Tha Carter V.
Since that time he and Stunna have been locked in a contractual stalemate.
During an interview with The Breakfast Club in December 2015, Rick Ross, decided to insert himself into the conflict by dissing Birdman.
"For me to see the way things are transpiring I can't respect that and I don't respect that," Ross said at the time. "I was as Club Liv, and me and [Young Money Records President] Mack Maine was huddled up speaking. [I told him] you gon' hear some things, and I've said some things and I'ma stand on that. And I mean that. You gon' see that and let's make it clear."
Fast forward to Thursday, March 16, 2017. Ross mentioned via his Instagram account that he would have more to say on his new album.
"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," he typed.
Weezy responded by thanking the Aston Martin Music rapper.
"Dam big bro that msg hit me in the heart and put the motivation on automatik start. I needed that. 1 boss 2 another," Wayne tweeted.
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
The following day Ross released the album, Rather You Than Me. It features a nearly 6-minute diss song aimed at Birdman titled Idols Become Rivals.
When Billboard caught up with Birdman to get his reaction, he was dismissive of both Ross and the disses.
"I don't get caught up in hoe sh!t, man. I just keep doing what I'm doing and keep pushing," Birdman told Billboard. "I don't get caught up in that, I don't play like that. I'm a man and I stand my ground and I do my thing. Numbers don't lie, and that's all I give a f*ck about: numbers, and puttin' them up."