On Wednesday, Kanye West’s prodigy and former producer, Kid Cudi posted a Meek Mill-style Twitter rant, targeting top rappers at the moment, Kanye and Drake.
In a series of tweets, Cudi went in.
‘I need yall to know I got so many haters within the industry’
Now during Saint Pablo Tour stop on Wednesday night, Yeezy abruptly stopped the music in the middle of performing ‘I Don’t Like’ to address Cudi directly.
‘Kid Cudi, don’t ever mention ‘Ye name. I birthed you. 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!’
‘Ye said he felt ‘disrespected’ by Cudi’s recent tweets. ‘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. 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!’
Kanye West signed Cudi to his G.O.O.D. Music label in 2008 after hearing the MC’s first official full-length project, the A Kid Named Cudi mixtape.
Cudi left the label in 2013.