In case you missed it, last month, Kid Cudi took aim at fellow rappers Kanye West and Drake, claiming they owe much of their success to ghost writers. Soon after, ‘Ye immediately responded during a concert, admitting he felt “disrespected” by his GOOD music alum. Drizzy on the other hand, laughed off the comments during one of his shows. “Boy, you getting way too high, you need to Cud-it,” he said to the crowd, referencing O.T. Genasis’ “Cut It.” The Toronto rapper also took a huge jab at Cudi in a recently released track titled “Two Birds, One Stone.”
“I like your old sh*t, but wasn’t in love with the latest,” he raps before referencing Cudi’s 2009 album. “You were the Man on the Moon, now you just go through your phases. Life of the angry and famous.” But he didn’t stop there. The “Jumpman” recording artist went on to criticize Cudi’s drug abuse: “Still never been on hiatus, you stay xanned [Xanax] and perked [Percocet] up so when reality set in you don’t gotta face it.”
Now, Cudi has come forward with his own response. On Friday, Oct. 28, “The Chosen One” responded to Drake, taking to Twitter writing, “@Drake Say it to face, p—y. You think it’s a game. I wanna see you say it to my face. I’ll be out soon. Promise.”
As previously reported, Cudi is currently in rehab after checking in due to “depression and suicidal urges.” The Cleveland native made the shocking announcement to fans on his Facebook page, in a deeply personal message, writing, “It’s been difficult for me to find the words to what I’m about to share with you because I feel ashamed. Ashamed to be a leader and hero to so many while admitting I’ve been living a lie. It took me a while to get to this place of commitment, but it is something I have to do for myself, my family, my best friend/daughter and all of you, my fans. Yesterday I checked myself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges.”
He continued, “I am not at peace. I haven’t been since you’ve known me. If I didn’t come here, I would’ve done something to myself. I simply am a damaged human swimming in a pool of emotions everyday of my life. There’s a raging violent storm inside of my heart at all times. Idk what peace feels like. Idk how to relax. My anxiety and depression have ruled my life for as long as I can remember and I never leave the house because of it.
“I can’t make new friends because of it. I don’t trust anyone because of it and I’m tired of being held back in my life. I deserve to have peace. I deserve to be happy and smiling. Why not me? I guess I give so much of myself to others I forgot that I need to show myself some love too. I think I never really knew how. I’m scared, I’m sad, I feel like I let a lot of people down and again, I’m sorry. Its time I fix me. I’m nervous but I’m a get through this.”
The 32-year-old concluded, “I won’t be around to promote much, but the good folks at Republic and my manager Dennis will inform you about upcoming releases. The music videos, album release date etc. The album is still on the way. Promise. I wanted to square away all the business before I got here so I could focus on my recovery. If all goes well ill be out in time for Complexcon and I’ll be looking forward to seeing you all there for high fives and hugs. Love and light to everyone who has love for me and I am sorry if I let anyone down. I really am sorry. Ill be back, stronger, better. Reborn. I feel like s–t, I feel so ashamed. I’m sorry.”
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