Kanye West Responds to Kid Cudi: 'I Birthed You'

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After Kid Cudi took to Twitter on Wednesday to express displeasure with Kanye West, Drake and their supposed 30 songwriters, Ye used his floating stage last night to snap back.

“Kid Cudi, don’t never mention ’Ye name,” he declared during his show. “I birthed you. We all dealing with that evil shit all the time. Don’t ever mention ‘Ye name.’ Don’t try to say who I can do songs with. You mad because I’m doing songs with Drake? Ain’t nobody tellin’ ‘Ye who to do songs with. Respect the god.”

While Drake had a few jabs of his own, West seemed genuinely bothered and offended by his former protégée and collaborator targeting him. "I've been loyal to those who haven't been to me and that ends now. Now im your threat," Cudi said yesterday on Twitter.

“Do you know how many people wish they could be signed to G.O.O.D. Music, get their life changed, have an opportunity?" West continued in his rant. "Never forget that! I am 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."

He added: "Why y’all gotta be coming at me? ... 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.”

The two rappers do in fact have a lengthy history. West signed Cudi to G.O.O.D. Music in 2008 after hearing his mixtape. When they parted ways in 2013, it was on friendly terms, with Cudi calling Ye his "big brother forever." They even collaborated as recently as West's new album The Life of Pablo