In a move that came without warning or precedent last week, Kid Cudi went full nuclear on everybody’s ass with a series of tweets that seemed destined to end his career in hip-hop. Amongst other complaints, he lashed out at Kanye West and Drake for their practice of using multiple writers on a track, a practice that he feels is “fake” and “won’t be lasting too much longer.”
Naturally, Kanye was less than thrilled to hear these comments from his formerly frequent collaborator, and he responded in a tirade of his now-typical righteous anger. But just five days later, that anger has now been replaced with forgiveness.
Kanye destroyed Cudi during a rant at a stop of his 'Saint Pablo' tour last week, wherein he gave some rather choice quotes on the matter, a highlight of which remains his insistence to “don’t ever mention ‘Ye name, I birthed you!” But during his show in Houston last night, Kanye showed that he no longer feels responsible for pushing Kid Cudi out of his womb and has removed any negative feelings he has toward the rapper.
“Kid Cudi is my brother” he begins, and he goes on to say that he is "the most influential artist of the past 10 years.” Watch his full rant of atonement below:
Ye and Cudi have a long history of working together, and Cudi appeared on several consecutive Yeezy albums after his signing to the G.O.O.D. Music roster. Their friendship wasn’t even deterred when Cudi very publicly left this label in 2013. And now it seems that their brotherly love will continue on Kanye’s side, even if Kid Cudi is slouching over his iPhone feeling sulky on Twitter.
In related news, take a look at our behind-the-scenes shoot with Kanye and the G.O.O.D. Music crew at their recent New York pop-up.