Last Wednesday, Kanye West took offense to some less-than-complimentary words Kid Cudi had tweeted about him. Never one to bite his tongue, the “Famous” rapper fired back at Cudi in the middle of a concert in Tampa, Florida that night.
“Kid Cudi, don’t ever mention ‘Ye name. I birthed you,” West, 39, said from the stage. “We all dealing with that emo s— all the time – me, Pat, Don C. Don’t ever mention ‘Ye name. Don’t try to say who I can do songs with. You mad ’cause I’m doing songs with Drake? Ain’t nobody telling ‘Ye who to do songs with! Respect the God!”
But now it looks like relations are thawing between the hip hop titans. Last night during a show in Houston, West had a much kinder message for his fellow artist.
“I just wanted to take time out to say Kid Cudi is my brother,” he said, calling him “the most influential artist of the past 10 years, and I hope he’s doing well.”
The trouble began when Kid Cudi tweeted, “I need y’all to know I got so many haters within the industry and these clowns know Im bout to crush their entire [existence]. Everyone thinks they’re soooo great. Talkin top 5 and be having 30 people write songs for them.” He then turned his attention to West specifically. “My tweets apply to who they apply. Ye, Drake, whoever. These n—– dont give a f— about me. And they aint f—in with me.”
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It’s unknown what prompted Kid Cudi’s criticism. He had been signed to West’s G.O.O.D Music label, before departing in 2015. Despite the business split, Cudi made an appearance on West’s recent album, The Life of Pablo.