Earlier this week, Kid Cudi aired some grievances on Twitter. Towards the end, he called longtime collaborator Kanye West out by name: "My tweets apply to who they apply. Ye, Drake, whoever. These niggas dont give a fuck about me. And they aint fuckin with me.”
Kanye West was in Tampa, Florida tonight. It's the tenth stop of his Saint Pablo tour, and so far, the speeches have been pretty positive. Shortly after launching into "Don't Like," however, Kanye stopped the show to respond to Cudi.
It's not all serious—"I wore skinny jeans first!"—but it's hardly an olive branch.
Lasting friendships need to go through rough patches in order to survive. Here's hoping this is one of those. Watch and read Kanye's response below:
"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!"
"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.”