Kanye West Fires Back at Kid Cudi: ‘Don’t Ever Mention ‘Ye Name, I Birthed You’
In case you missed it, yesterday (Sept. 14), Kid Cudi went on Twitter and voiced his frustration and anger with the industry, particularly artists who think they're better than they actually are, and those that use "30" writers to complete songs. Then he got really specific and mentioned Drake and Kanye West.
"My tweets apply to who they apply. Ye, Drake, whoever,” he wrote. “These n—-a dont give a f— about me. And they aint f—in with me. N—-s keep you close when they see how powerful you are by yourself. When they see your greatness. Out of fear.”
Well, last night during his Saint Pablo tour stop in Tampa, Kanye West responded to Cudi, basically telling him to get out out of his feelings, and he's the reason why Cudi even has a career.
"Kid Cudi, don't ever mention 'Ye name, I birthed you," he said after performing, the Chief Keef hit, "I Don't Like." "We all dealing with that emo shit all the time; me, Pat, Don C. Don't ever mention 'Ye name."
'Ye then said Cudi was just mad because he's doing a collaboration project with Drake, and that he should be happy he had the opportunity to be signed to G.O.O.D. Music.
"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! [...] 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 said.
Then Kanye started talking about racism, Malcolm X, and skinny jeans.
"Kid Cudi, we're two black men in a racist world. I wore skinny jeans first," he said. "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.”
Watch the clips below. Kanye starts talking around the :30 second mark in the first clip.