Kid Cudi launched a profane, Kanye-style tweetstorm yesterday against “Fake” rappers, claiming that Drake and, more notably, former collaborator Kanye West “Don’t give a about me.” See the tweets in their full, NSFW glory .
“Kid Cudi, don’t ever mention ‘Ye name. I birthed you,” he told the crowd.
Drake had his own, more subtle response to Kid Cudi during his Summer Sixteen show in Oakland, flipping the lyrics of Cut It into “You getting way too high you need to Cudi.”.
Considering Kanye and Cudi’s long history – including the pair’s songwriting collaboration on West’s landmark 808s and Heartbreak, an album that articulated Cudi’s aesthetic better than anything Cudi himself has been able to make since – Yeezy’s claim that he “Birthed” his ex-friend’s career isn’t too far off the mark.
Another rapper also feeling scorned by his higher-profile former collaborators chimed in to support Cudi: Makonnen, who previously signed to Drake’s OVO label before splitting with the star earlier this year.
The Tuesday singer/rapper tweeted “Yes kid cudi! Thank u!” before deleting the tweet and claiming his fans were the petty ones for taking screenshots.