Kid Cudi Calls Out Kanye And Drake In Tweetstorm

Kid Cudi posted an impassioned tweetstorm today directed at his many haters as well as “jealous chicken hearted shits,” which presumably includes me — after I wrote about his disappointing surprise album Satellite Flight: The Journey To Mother Moon in 2014, he blocked me on Twitter after instructing me to go fuck myself and to never write about him or mention his name again. For the record, I don’t hate Cudi, my fellow Ohioan and one of the most influential figures in music today. Nor am I a jealous hearted chicken shit; I just wish he still made enjoyable records instead of impenetrable prog-rap slogs.

One thing you can’t discredit Cudi for is his originality, a subject threaded through his series of tweets this afternoon. The messages targeted other rappers who “Talkin top 5 and be having 30 people write songs for them.” If that reads like a swipe at longtime collaborator Kanye West and/or reigning rap kingpin Drake, it most certainly is: Cudi called out both of them by name later on, noting, “My tweets apply to who they apply. Ye, Drake, whoever. These niggas dont give a fuck about me. And they aint fuckin with me.”

Given that Cudi lent his vocals to The Life Of Pablo’s stellar “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1,” I figured all was well between him and Kanye. Guess not! “Niggas keep you close when they see how powerful you are by yourself. When they see your greatness. Out of fear,” Cudi continued. “Ive been loyal to those who haven’t been to me and that ends now. Now im your threat.” Before signing off, he added, “Anybody got a issue with my words im glad. If you feel me, dont be scared to use your voice. I was for so long out of blind loyalty.”

Cudi did reserve some positive vibes for the likes of “Asap Rocky and the whole ASAP family, Travis Scott, SuperDuper Kyle, Audio Push, Hit Boy, etc.” Other more general proclamations included “I am the culture,” “The fake ones wont be lasting too much longer,” and “The days of the fuckery are over.” It’s a pretty bold declaration of intent, and you can read it all in sequence below.

Should be pretty interesting with Kanye and Cudi both headline ComplexCon later this fall!