On the track, which is featured on Ross' new album, Rather You Than Me, the heavyweight star accuses Birdman of stealing royalties from artists on his Cash Money Records label, using Lil Wayne's ongoing legal struggle as a prime example and suggesting Williams also treated DJ Khaled badly.

The song stirred controversy when it hit streaming services last week (ends17Mar17), but Birdman, aka Baby, is paying no attention to the drama.

"I don't get caught up in hoe s**t, man. I just keep doing what I'm doing and keep pushing," he told Billboard.com. "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 (sales figures and finances) don't lie, and that's all I give a f**k about: numbers, and puttin' them up."

Wayne has been locked in a court battle with Birdman since early 2015, when he filed a $51 million (£41.3 million) lawsuit against his longtime label boss, accusing his former mentor of withholding money he was allegedly owed for his highly-anticipated album, Tha Carter V.

The Lollipop hitmaker took to Twitter after Idols Become Rivals was released, and thanked Ross for his public show of support.

He wrote, "Dam big bro that msg (message) hit me in the heart and put the motivation on automatik start (sic). I needed that. 1 boss 2 another (sic)."