It felt like one huge plot twist when it was revealed that Kanye West was credited as a composer and lyricist on Drake's "Two Birds, One Stone." Twitter pretty much lost it considering the song has Drake taking shots at former G.O.O.D. Music artist, Kid Cudi.
According to Drake's right-hand man and producer, Noah "40" Shebib, the credit does not mean what everyone thinks. "Me and Kanye produced the track," 40 revealed to Genius. "I made it from some drums he had given me. Not quite the elaborate story the world is looking for."
"When someone contributes to a song as a producer/musician they are considered a writer, as he is alongside Noah Shebib and the other musicians on the song," a source close to the situation clarified to Genius.
A majority of people were left confused when news broke that Kanye was credited on the track considering his recent support of Cudder. Kanye called Cudi "the most influential artist of the last 10 years" and more recently asked fans to sing for Kid Cudi during a performance of "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1." "Let's sing this one time for Cudi," he asked the audience of his L.A. Saint Pablo tour stop. "So Cudi, he in rehab right now, but he got a number one song on the radio, and I want you to sing so he can hear it."
40 still didn't clarify exactly who Drake was aiming for with certain other bars, leaving the internet left to speculate for ourselves. We have reached out to Tidal for comment on the credits. For his part, Cudi promised Drake that he will "be out soon" while telling fans that he looks forward "to hearing, breathing and feeling it all at ComplexCon Nov 5th." If you haven't yet, you'd better grab your tickets to ComplexCon going down this weekend.