As fans continue to digest Drake‘s sprawling playlist More Life, the more subliminal disses and subtle disses begin to surface.
The latest development comes on the track “Free Smoke,” where Drake addresses his bad blood with fellow rapper Kid Cudi. Last September, Cudi went on a Twitter tirade, where he called out… basically everyone “I need y’all to know I got so many haters within the industry and these clowns know I’m ’bout to crush their entire existence.” Cudder went on to say that “My tweets apply to who they apply. Ye [Kanye West], Drake, whoever. These n*ggas don’t give a f*ck about me. And they ain’t f*ckin’ with me.” The aforementioned superstars took the sentiment to heart, particularly West, who originally co-signed Cudi in 2008.
Drake then released the song “Two Birds, One Stone” in October, which had additional production from West, and poked fun at Cudi’s history of mental health issues. “You were the man on the moon/Now you just go through your phases,” Drake raps, “Life of the angry and famous/Rap like I know I’m the greatest/Then give you the tropical flavors/Still never been on hiatus/You stay xanned and perced up.”
Cudi responded to the song on Twitter (in a since deleted post), telling Drake to “Say it to my face, p*ssy. You think it’s a game. I wanna see you say it to my face. I’ll be out soon. Promise. Check out a screenshot of the original post below.
Drake’s lyrics on “Free Smoke” directly reference this tweet, as the Canadian emcee spits “N*ggas moves so waste/Please come outside the house and show yourself so I can say it to your face.” He adds on “Ya’ll keep playing with your nose, yeah/You get high and do the most, yeah.”
Will Cudi respond?
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