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.
When Kid Cudi called out Kanye West and Drake last week on Twitter for maybe passing their lyric-writing duties off on other people, I prepared for a months-long tornado powered by Kanye’s anger. After all, if he and Taylor Swift were willing to start a war over something as petty as song lyrics, who knew what mess would be born from alleging that those lyrics came from someone else’s brain? Both Kanye and Drake scratched back at Kid Cudi a bit, but it appears that’s about as far as their fight is going to go, at least for Kanye.
The picture you see above was taken several years ago. I’m pointing this out, because after what happened between Kid Cudi, Kanye West, and Drake on Twitter last night has probably killed any chance that Kid Cudi will ever be on the same stage as a smiling Kanye West ever again. Although I feel like neither of them are dabbing at tears with their hankies over that thought.