Kid Cudi has something (a lot) to say about songwriting in the industry. In a heated stream of tweets on Wednesday, the rapper didn’t hold anything back when he called out Drake and Kanye West to let the world know that “the days of f—ery are over.”
“I need yall to know I got so many haters within the industry and these clowns know Im bout to crush their entire existance,” he began. “Everyone thinks they’re soooo great. Talkin top 5 and be having 30 people write songs for them.”
No fingers were pointed in that tweet specifically but this seemed to be a clear jab at Drake who, just after the release of If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late in 2015, was caught in the middle of a ghostwriting controversy.
Cudi’s tirade lasted almost an hour before he clarified that his tweets “apply to who they apply to,” finally name-dropping Drake and throwing Kanye West into the mix.
Though it’s not totally clear what Cudi was referring to, it’s worth noting that he was once signed to West’s label, G.O.O.D Music, before he left in 2015, claiming that it was “a business decision.”& It seemed like all the bad blood between them was settled when he made an appearance on his old boss’s most recent album, The Life of Pablo . In a recent interview with Rap-Up, Kid Cudi called West his brother and dished on the ups and downs of their relationship.
“With family, there’s always going to be issues and shit,” he said. “We needed to have a big bro, lil bro convo. As soon as we had that, we were good.”
Kid Cudi is currently working on his sixth studio album, which is set to be released later in September.