The beef between Drake and Kid Cudi has reached a whole new level.
After Drake released a diss track on Monday mocking Kid Cudi’s struggle with “depression and suicide,” the rapper is hitting back at the Toronto-born artist with his latest tweet.
“Say it to [my] face p*ssy. You think it’s a game. I wanna see you say it to my face,” he tweeted on Friday. “I’ll be out soon. Promise.”
Drake’s new release, “Two Birds, One Stone”, took aim at Cudi’s Twitter rant last month — in which he called out the Toronto-born artist and Kanye West — and referenced the star’s 2009 debut release “Man on the Moon”. “You were the man on the moon, now you go through your phases/Live for the angry and famous,” the lyrics read.
Minutes after attacking Drake, Kid Cudi thanked his fans for the outpouring of love he has received since checking into rehab to treat his mental issues. “The love has been unfathomable,” he wrote. “I look forward to hearing, breathing and feeling it all at ComplexCon Nov 5th. Love and back to rehab.”
Kid Cudi took on his so-called “haters” in September in a raw Twitter rant.
“I need yall to know I got so many haters within the industry and these clowns know Im bout to crush their entire existance,” he began his attack. “Everyone thinks they’re soooo great. Talkin top 5 and be having 30 people write songs for them.”
“Let me tell you something…the days of f***ery are over,” Cudi warned. “The fake ones won’t be lasting too much longer.”
The “Pursuit of Happiness” artist then went on to call out several rappers, including, Drake and Kanye West claiming that they don’t “give a f*** about me.”
“And they aint f***in with me,” he added.
As NME noted, the Cleveland-born rapper has worked extensively alongside West, with their most recent collaboration being “The Life of Pablo” song “Father Stretch My Hands”.
In a possible reference to his relationship with the controversial rapper, Cudi said “N****s keep you close when they see how powerful you are by yourself. When they see your greatness. Out of fear.”
The star concluded his tirade by thanking his fans. “From here Ill let the music speak,” he said. “As you were, peace and love to my supporters and true ones.”
It was only a matter of time until one of Cudi’s targets fired back, and as expected, West didn’t hold back.
The “Life of Pablo” addressed Cudi’s rant midway through “I Don’t Like” during his tour stop in Tampa, Florida. “Kid Cudi, don’t ever mention ‘Ye name. I birthed you,” West yelled. “We all dealing with that emo shit 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!” he demanded.
Animosity between the rappers began brewing when Cudi left West’s label G.O.O.D. music in 2013, claiming that his feature on the Yeezy’s “Guilt Trip” was produced without prior approval. “You know how many people wish they could be signed to G.O.O.D. Music, get they life changed? Have that opportunity? Never forget that. I’m so hurt. I feel so disrespected,” he continued. “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? 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!”
Drake, meanwhile, also hinted at the potential feud while on tour. “You need to Cud-itttt” he said while speaking to his Oakland, California audience.
Cudi has been finalising his sixth studio album, “Passion, Pain and Demon Slayin’.”