(AllHipHop News) Clapback season is here and Kanye West is here for it. The rap mogul has been feuding with his former artist Kid Cudi and he gave an earful at a recent concert.
At the Tampa leg of the Saint Pablo tour, Kanye unleashed a verbal barrage to his former artist.
“Kid Cudi, don’t ever mention ‘Ye name. I birthed you,” Kanye state. “We all dealing with that emo shit 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!”
However, Kanye West saved his most barbed words for later, referencing race, his pioneering fashion sense and artistic freedom.
“You know how many people wish they could be signed to G.O.O.D. Music, get they life changed? Have that opportunity?” he asked in front of thousands. “Never forget that. 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!”
Kid Cudi expressed himself over Twitter earlier in the week, bashing Drake and Kanye.
He ranted, “Everyone thinks they’re soooo great. Talkin top 5 and be having 30 people write songs for them […] Ye, Drake, whoever. These nias dont give a fk about me. And they aint f**kin with me.”
Even Lupe Fiasco weighed in. He and Cudi had friction between them last year. See his tweets below.