Kid Cudi unleashed an impassioned tweetstorm earlier today, calling out rappers like Drake and his former G.O.O.D. Music label boss Kanye West for being “jealous chicken hearted shits” and threatening to “crush their entire existence.” Tonight, Kanye took his Saint Pablo tour and its incredible flying stage to Tampa’s Amalie Arena, and — as is becoming standard for him — he took some time out of his set to address the haters.
“You know how many people wish they could be signed to G.O.O.D. Music? Get they life changed? Have an opportunity? Never forget that,” he began in a passionate polemic directed at his former protege. “I’m so hurt. I feel so disrespected. Kid Cudi, we two black men in a racist world. I wore skinny jeans first! I got called names before you, bro! Why y’all gotta be coming 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 ever mention my name in a a bad manner! None of y’all! …I birthed you.” Watch video of his speech below.
— David Bullock (@AlaskasVeryOwn) September 15, 2016
KANYE STOPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF DON'T LIKE TO SAY KID CUDI AIN'T SHIT pic.twitter.com/BvDfTn5rqU
— jp needs jergens (@Almighty_JP) September 15, 2016
UPDATE: Drake also responded to Cudi during his performance at Oracle Arena in Oakland, telling him “you need to Cud-it” á la O.T. Genasis.
— Daniel Creev E (@CreevESeven) September 15, 2016