Kanye West has forgiven Kid Cudi after the artist went on a Twitter rant aimed at both him and Drake last week.
“I just wanted to take this time out to say Kid Cudi is my brother and I hope he’s doing well,” West said during his Houston tour stop on Tuesday. “[He’s] the most influential artist of the past 10 years.”
Last week, West sang a decidedly different tune, hitting back at Cudi during a “Life of Pablo” performance.
“Do you know how many people wish they could be signed to G.O.O.D. Music, get their life changed, have an opportunity? Never forget that! I am so hurt. I feel so disrespected. Kid Cudi, we are two black men in a racist world,” West said.
“I got called names before you, bruh. Why y’all gotta be coming at me?” he continued. “This ain’t the end of the ‘Malcolm X’ movie. I’m out here fighting for y’all creators, artists, independent thinkers. Don’t never mention my name in a bad manner, none of y’all.”
He also said, “Kid Cudi, don’t never mention ‘Ye name. I birthed you. We all dealing with that evil s— all the time. Don’t ever mention ‘Ye name.’ Don’t try to say who I can do songs with. You mad ’cause I’m doing songs with Drake? Ain’t nobody tellin’ ‘Ye who to do songs with. Respect the god.”
Those tweets included a barrage of bombs lobbed at peers who claim to be top artists, but “be having 30 people write songs for them.”
See West’s speech below.
— David Bullock (@AlaskasVeryOwn) September 21, 2016