It didn’t take long after Kid Cudi accused Drake and Kanye West of using ghostwriters for both of them to angrily slap back. Both Kanye and Drake addressed Kid Cudi’s accusations while performing during concerts on their respective tours. About a week later, Kanye took back what he said and extended an olive branch to his “brother” Kid Cudi. Drake, on the other hand, clearly had more to say. And in a pretty un-Canadian move, it sounds like Drake did it by taking a subtle jab at Kid Cudi’s mental health situation.
Kid Cudi is in rehab to deal with some heavy shit that includes depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. Drake has a project coming out in December called More Life, and last night he teased its release by dropping four new songs on Apple Music’s OVO Sound Radio. Hot New Hip Hop says that the lyrics of one of the songs, 2 Birds, One Stone, reads like Drake is laughing at Kid’s current mental health battle.
“You were the man on the moon
Now you just go through your phases
Life of the angry and famous
Rap like I know I’m the greatest
Then give you the tropical flavors
Still never been on hiatus
You stay xanned and perked up
So when reality set in you don’t gotta face it
I’m down 200 in Vegas but winning life on a daily basis
It seems like nobody wants to stay in my good graces
I’m like a real estate agent, putting you all in your places
Look what happens soon as you talk to me crazy
Is you crazy?”
Drake never names Kid Cudi by name. But considering Kid Cudi’s debut album was called Man on the Moon: The End of Day, and the fact that he’s rapped about Xanax and uppers before, there’s more than a chance this is Drake’s attempt at coming for Kid Cudi again.
Drake might have also come for Pusha T on the same song, although HNHH says that one is a lot less obvious. It’s not known if Drake wrote the lyrics to 2 Birds, One Stone before or after Kid Cudi checked into rehab, although I think we can all agree that before might make it seem a tad less tacky. The internet, however, promptly let Drake know they didn’t think it was a very classy move on his part. And I’m sure we’ll get Kanye’s thoughts on this once he’s done feeling all his feelings about Frank Ocean and the Grammys.
If Drake is trying to shed his sensitive maple sugar candy image, he’s trying way too hard. He’s gone from Wheelchair Jimmy to the bully who shouts “Oh my god, were you crying?” at kids as they come out of the Degrassi High nurse’s office. Drake probably shouldn’t be poking at Kid Cudi too much. After all, he did accuse Drake of using a ghostwriter. This could end in Kid Cudi challenging Drake to a write-off, and I don’t know if he wants that.