Rick Ross
Rick Ross says “Idols Become Rivals” is also about Chris Rock. Pictured: Rick Ross on Jan. 28, 2016 in Fayetteville, Georgia. Getty Images

One listen to Rick Ross’ latest song, “Idols Become Rivals,” and you’ll know the track is a diss aimed at Birdman. But what you may have missed is that the song also deals with the “Rather Me Than You” rapper’s beef with Chris Rock.

While the lyrics of the song feature Ross calling out Birdman for the poor treatment of his artists, the track’s intro is handled by Rock. The comedian appearing on a rap song is nothing new for him, but his feature comes a few years after he and Ross had a small feud.

Speaking with Vevo, Ross revealed the song isn’t only about friends becoming enemies, but also about gaining new allies. “‘Idols Become Rivals,’ and putting Chris Rock on it — somebody I once had a difference with, so it’s two sides to that,” he said.

The rapper went on to say that many records on the album have two sides to them, adding, “Everybody don’t just become your rival. You can also gain allies, and I did both on the record. This is the first time I actually pointed it out.”

Ross’ feud with Rock dates back to 2014 when the comedian made fun of him during the BET Awards. During the show, Rock joked, “Rick Ross even has headphones. Dre got Beats, Rick Ross has dia-Beats. They’re headphones that you put on your swollen feet before you chop them off.”

Following the show, Ross took to Twitter and called Rock “washed up.” In 2016, the rapper slammed the stand-up star even further, calling him a “cornball.” The hip-hop artist said, “Chris Rock, he a cornball. Let’s keep it real. I ain’t even finna kick it with y’all like that... And I’mma leave it right there. It wasn’t funny. He ain’t the one. I’m not a fan of his.”