Kanye West and Kid Cudi
In mid-September, Kanye and former protogé Kid Cudi went at it. The beef between the two rappers started on Twitter when Kid Cudi shared his thoughts on Kanye's new musical partnership with Drake. "These n*ggas don't give a f*ck about me," he wrote. "And they ain't f*ckin with me. I've been loyal to those who haven't been to me and that ends now. Now I'm your threat." When Kanye heard about Kid Cudi's rant, he paused his show in Tampa, FL, to say he felt "so hurt" and "so disrespected" by it all.
"Kid Cudi, don't ever mention 'Ye name," he said on stage. "I birthed you. We all dealing with that emo sh*t 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! Kid Cudi, we're two black men in a racist world. I wore skinny jeans first. I got called names before you, bruh. Why y'all got to come at me?" He ended his speech by stating, "This ain't the end of the Malcolm X movie. I'm out here fighting for y'all: creatives, artists, independent thinkers. Don't never mention my name in a bad manner. None of y'all!" Kanye retracted his words after a few weeks of thinking, though, telling the audience at his recent Houston show that Kid Cudi "is my brother," and that he's "the most influential artist of the past 10 years."
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