And that's around the time that your idols become your rivals
You make friends with Mike but got to A.I. him for your survival

from Drake – Thank Me Now Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

More music/basketball metaphor:

Now that he’s famous, he is working with his former idols (just as Allen Iverson, the new kid in the NBA, started out playing against Michael Jordan, who he had grown up worshipping)

But the music business is every man for himself! You have to put the moves on your former idols, like when Allen Iverson smoked Jordan with a baller crossover in 1997

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3X274lz3wY

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