In a series of 140 characters from the other side of hip-hop relevancy, Cudi went in: “I need yall to know I got so many haters within the industry and these clowns know I’m bout to crush their entire existance [sic].” Having gotten his 1.41 million followers’ attention, the rapper continued, “Everyone thinks they’re soooo great.
At the time, Kid Cudi took pains to stress that the conscious uncoupling was entirely amicable, and despite his decision to head in a new creative direction, West was his “big brother forever.” By the looks of this Tweet-storm, the rappers’ TLOP reconciliation was short-lived.
But perhaps the most persuasive argument in Drake’s favor was his subsequent verse on Rihanna’s dancehall hit, “Work.” If Drake really had 30 ghostwriters on his payroll, wouldn’t he have come up with a better line than “If you had a twin, I would still choose you”?
Given Cudi’s recent resuscitation as a hip-hop elder, it follows that he’s finally gained the confidence to call out two of hip-hop’s biggest names.
Still, Cudi hardly has the career or the clout to go after Yeezus and the 6 God—it’s only a matter of time before one of the powerful rappers claps back.