By Jon Wiederhorn
When Kanye West gets riled up about something, watch out. So, when Kid Cudi took a pot shots at West, Drake and other hip-hop stars last week, it looked like the making of future diss tracks and major mudslinging. But it looks like Kanye’s in a make-love-not-war frame of mind when it comes to Cudi.
“I just wanted to take time out to say Kid Cudi is my brother,” he said last night (Sept. 20) during his show at the Houston Toyota Center. He added that Cudi is “the most influential rapper of the past 10 years,” and ended his comments by remarking, “I hope he’s doing well.”
In his September 14 Twitter rant, Cudi said, “Everyone thinks they’re soooo great. Talkin’ top 5 and be having 30 people write songs for them. “My tweets apply to who they apply. ‘Ye, Drake, whoever. These niggas don’t give a f— about me. And they aint f—in with me.”
The night after Cudi’s comments, West announced from the stage, “Kid Cudi, don’t ever mention ‘Ye name. I birthed you.” Then he added, “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!”
But now West seems to be taking the higher road. We look forward to seeing how Cudi responds and what path Drake takes in the days ahead.
Watch Kanye’s onstage comments here:
David Bullock (@AlaskasVeryOwn) September 21, 2016