Kanye West Blasts Back at Kid Cudi During Tampa, Florida Concert

"Don't ever mention 'Ye name. I birthed you!"

By Jon Wiederhorn

Kanye West has shot back at Kid Cudi, who took aim at West, Drake and others yesterday (Sept. 14) with a series of tweets that accused them of being “fake” and untalented. During West’s Saint Pablo Tour concert in Tampa, Florida, West stopped the show in the middle of “I Don’t Like” and attacked Cudi.

Related: Kid Cudi Goes Off on Kanye, Drake & More

“Kid Cudi, don’t ever mention ‘Ye name. I birthed you,” said West, who signed Cudi to his GOOD Music label in 2008. “We all dealing with that emo s— all the time — me, Pat, Don C. 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 telling ‘Ye who to do songs with! Respect the God!”

Although Cudi left GOOD in 2013, there’s no question that West gave the rapper a platform after hearing the A Kid Named Cudi Mixtape.

“You know how many people wish they could be signed to GOOD. Music, get they life changed? Have that opportunity? Never forget that,” continued Kanye, adding that he felt personally insulted by Cudi’s comments. “I’m so hurt. I feel so disrespected. Kid Cudi, we’re two black men in a racist world. I wore skinny jeans first. I got called names before you, bruh. Why y’all got to come at me? This ain’t the end of the Malcolm X movie. I’m out here fighting for y’all: creatives, artists, independent thinkers. Don’t never mention my name in a bad manner. None of y’all!”

Cudi is working on his sixth studio record, Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’. There is no release date, but he has already previewed the songs “The Frequency,” “All In” and “Goodbye.”



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