Twitter exploded yesterday when rapper, singer and songwriter Kid Cudi (whose Twitter nickname is aptly “The Chosen One”) dissed multiple other notable rappers, specifically calling out Kanye West and Drake. Kid Cudi said in one tweet, “Everyone thinks they’re soooo great. Talkin top 5 and be having 30 ppl write songs for them” [sic] and then later named West and Drake specifically in a tweet in which he said that they, and others, don’t care about Kid Cudi at all. This seems random. Where did this even come from?
Kid Cudi had to have known that West especially wasn’t going to let the disses go. This is Kanye West, we’re talking about. At a stop on his tour in Tampa last night, West offered this pretty lethal rebuttal, in true Kanye fashion, “I birthed you! Respect the god!” How do you come back from a diss like this? It’s honestly one of West’s most well-placed jabs. If we were Kid Cudi, we’d be deleting those tweets and going into hiding right about now. The drama didn’t stop here though.
Drake voiced his support for West at a tour stop in Oakland the same night. He even managed to throw some shade Kid Cudi’s way in the comment, “I heard my boys were talking down today. Shout out to my brother Kanye West. We both got sold-out shows.” Drake, born Aubrey Drake Graham, also shadily played Cudi’s name, saying, “You getting way too high, you need to Cud-it.” Kid Cudi has yet to respond to either diss.
We were more than excited to have all of this drama on our Twitter feeds for the past day. But, how did we even get to this point?
Kid Cudi has collaborated with West on multiple tracks on West’s Life of Pablo and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy albums. It seems like Kid Cudi’s saying that he is sick of letting mainstream musicians such as West and Drake achieve such a high-level of success even though their hits are written by multiple people. He claims that rappers, like himself, have more creativity and should be valued for it over “the fakes.”
The rant could possibly be because of Kid Cudi’s built-up frustration over the years. He’s also planning to release an album this month. What better way to hype up said album than to cause beef with two of the most famous rappers out there right now? Just saying.