Rick Ross just added some new seasoning in the beef between him and Birdman.
According to various reports, Birdman is in danger of losing his Miami mansion because he put it down as collateral for a $12 million loan that he’s since defaulted on.
In 2015 The Cash Money co-founder borrowed the $12 million from a company called EMG Transfer Agent and purchased the mansion for $14.5 from record producer Scott Storch three years prior.
Birdman also put the 9-bedroom, 17-bath home on the market for $20 million recently but dropped the price to $16.9 million when he didn’t get any offers.
The reason why Birdman hasn’t made the loan payments or even needed to borrow the money in the first place is unknown but the way Ross sees it, it all has to do with karma.
For years now, the veteran music exec has been accused of not paying some of his artists, including Lil Wayne, who sued him for $51 million in 2015. Ross has often blasted Birdman for the accusation and released a diss song about him called “Idols Become Rivals.”
Then on Monday (Dec 18), he took to social media to send Birdman a quick shot.
“You stole them boys’ pub’ and bought a foreclosure Scott Storch demons in it, which is more poison,” he wrote.
Ross then posted a video, where he criticized the New Orleans native even more and threw in a few more taunts for equal measure. He also seemed to bring up the record executive’s relationship with Toni Braxton and accused him of using her for money.
“You mean you move to Miami and took out a loan on a mansion. Then took out another loan on the mansion and you still haven’t paid the loan,” Ross stated. “You ain’t have no money in six or seven years. You should have came and borrowed some from Rozay. Now you’re [messing up] that old lady’s life too. You’re probably borrowing money from her. I might even buy that f—— house by the water. Just to keep my boat in it. I don’t need to stay there. That shit’s too small.”
With all of the back-and-forths between Wayne and Birdman, it may be hard to believe that it’s been almost four years since they’ve been on the outs.
Their beef started back in 2014 after Wayne sent a shocking tweet about his album “Tha Carter V” is not being released.
“To all my fans, I want you to know that my album won’t and hasn’t been released because Baby (Birdman) and Cash Money Records refuse to release it,” the rapper wrote.
Then after, Wayne’s manager Cortez Bryant denied there was a rift between his client and Birdman, but he later changed tunes and blasted Cash Money on Instagram.
“Wayne carried Cash Money on his back for over 10 years when he could have left and did this on his own,” he wrote on Instagram. “The most loyal person I know on earth. He don’t deserve the sh– he’s going through at this point in the game. Lil Wayne built Young Money from his dreams to reality. Launched the careers of Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga, not from their talent but from the belief in what he saw.”
From there, things got really crazy between Birdman and Wayne, leading up to an alleged murder attempt on the rapper’s life.
In 2015, an indictment came out of Cobb County Georgia that said Birdman, Young Thug and a man named Peewee Roscoe tried to kill Wayne by having his tour bus shot up. It’s something that Birdman denied, but Roscoe received a 10-year prison sentence for the shooting, as well as 10 years probation.
As for Ross, his beef began with Birdman in 2015 when Drake was feuding with Meek Mill. In fact, Ross dissed the Cash Money boss in a cut called “Color Money” after they were longtime friends.
“So run Forrest, got some shooters and they dying too / I got more money than that p—- that you’re signed too” spit Ross, as he also went at Drake.
Shortly after, Ross went on The Breakfast Club and confirmed that the line in “Color Money” was about Birdman, and it all had to do with his friendship with Wayne.
“Right now, really me just seeing what Wayne going through as an artist, me idolizing Birdman at a time, me looking up to Lil Wayne, that’s something I took personal,” explained Rozay. “For me to see the way things are transpiring, I can’t respect that, and I don’t respect that.”
From there, the Miami rapper threw a few more shots at Birdman via Snapchat and seemed to keep his foot on the gas pedal as far as disses go.
Eventually, Birdman was asked about those taunts when he stopped by Hot 97,” where he was also asked about being insulted by Trick Daddy.
“I don’t take Ross or Trick as an enemy to me,” he said. “Me and Ross was like brothers, every day hanging together … I don’t know what his call was to even get into me and my son business. That’s my son …That sh– gon’ work itself out. I have the utmost respect for Ross. I taught him a lot of game in this sh–. He watched my pimpin’.”
All of that led up to Ross releasing the “Idols Become Rivals” cut, where he continued to express disgust over the Wayne, Birdman situation.
“I pray you find the kindness in your heart for Wayne / His entire life, he gave you what there was to gain / I watched this whole debacle so I’m part to blame,” he rapped.
So far Birdman hasn’t responded to Ross’ diss about the defaulted loan and the mansion possibly being foreclosed.
Plus, as of now, Wayne’s lawsuit against his former boss is still ongoing, and it doesn’t seem like he’s getting any closer to receiving that $51 million.