Regardless of whether she is or isn’t a member of Taylor Swift’s girl squad, Lorde is probably going to get a call from Big T herself today. Because I’m sure the thought of helping Lorde prove that genius Kanye West isn’t as original and creative as he thinks he is has really put some pep in Taylor’s slither. Lorde has performed in a floating glass box, and so has Kanye and Kid Cudi. But according to Lorde, she did it first and Kanye and Kid are blatant copycats.
Back in March Kanye West was spotted in Jackson Hole (Wyoming, you pervs) with a bunch of celebrities that led many to believe he was either starting a cult or working on new music. Unfortunately, it’s not a cult. Kanye will be unleashing his Yeezinesss all over us with two new releases slated for June.
Kanye West has been laying a little lower than usual over the past couple months. He’s been MIA from Kim Kardashian’s social media feed (although that could be because there just isn’t enough room for him between the selfies and apologies). Page Six says Kanye is hiding out in Japan at the moment. I wish I could say he’s there doing car commercials, but it’s not nearly that exciting or glamorous.
Nothing brings out the pre-school antics of humanity like a good ol’ hip hop beef, even though most beef these days tastes like discounted grey colored ground chuck from the dollar store. Today’s steaming pile of manufactured drama is brought to you courtesy of the Champagne Papi Drake and Kid Cudi. You will, of course, remember how the two of these opposite ends of the high school clique spectrum mu’fuckas have been going back and forth for a while now. Continue reading
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.
Last night, Kid Cudi – the rapper you might associate with accusing Kanye West and Drake of getting the smart kids to do their homework – posted a long note to Facebook that began with him telling everyone that he was “ashamed” and “living a lie.” I immediately assumed I was about to read Kid’s confession that he’s actually a 56-year-old man and would now be going by Middle-Aged Cudi. I should have known it was going to be far heavier than that. Kid Cudi was “ashamed” to admit that he was fighting a deep, dark battle with depression and that he was currently checked into rehab.