G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean has stepped forward to clear up rumors and speculation which suggest his new “Switch Up” record is a subliminal diss directed at former labelmate Kid Cudi.
Despite dropping bars about staying loyal to his team, Sean gobbled up the feud gossip.
“A lot of people were hitting up my Twitter like, ‘Is this a Kid Cudi dis?’ ” he said anecdotally. “Motherf—er that’s the dumbest sh– somebody could ever say. That’s my fam. When I lost my Jesus piece Cudi gave me his Jesus piece. That’s my brother.” The Detroit MC says that he and his “Switch Up” guest star Common were just having a good time on the song and that the track is just one of the many different vibes that exist on his upcoming Hall of Fame LP. “As thought provoking as the album is, me and Common just had fun on this track. We didn’t think too much, we just went in, went hard — you know, pause,” he said. “When I put it out, I did it for the believers and the people that’s been rocking with me, fans of just real rap.” (MTV)
The track raised eyebrows upon its release a few days ago.
You know what the Midwest is? Detroit’s Big Sean and Chicago’s Common get together and “kill it” in the name of G.O.O.D. music. The two join forces on “Guap”-ino’s latest Hall of Fame single, “Switch Up.” While Big Sean denies it, “Switch Up” sounds like a diss track aimed at Kid Cudi’s recent and unexpected departure from Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music clique. For starters, there’s the bridge and refrain: “Who gon leave you there when who gon leave which ya?/ This is for the ones thats always ridin’ with ya/ Aint switch, I aint switch up/ Naw, naw I aint switch up/ The same me, naw naw I aint switch up/ The same team, naw naw I aint switch up…” raps Big Sean. Then, there’s Common verse, where the “Be” rapper drops a line from G.O.O.D. Music’s posse cut “Clique,” suggesting the “switch up” they’re referencing on Big Sean’s new cut has to do with West’s label. (VIBE)
Last week, Sean declared his loyalty toward Cudi and promised their bromance would live on beyond G.O.O.D.
“Cudi wasn’t just my labelmate, he’s one of my good friends,” Sean said in an interview “Cudi’s on my album. Me and him making music together. We’re still crew whether it’s G.O.O.D. Music or not, that’s my dog.” (Power 106)
Cudi shocked fans and fellow entertainers when he announced parting ways with G.O.O.D. earlier the same week.
“I’m announcing that I’m no longer on G.O.O.D Music,” Cudi revealed in an interview. “This is something that no one knows, really, but I’m no longer on G.O.O.D Music. … I could never get tired of Kanye but we were talking on the phone the other day, these are things I’ve been wanting to talk to him about, starting my own direction and he got it because he’s trying to start his new path, trying new things as an artist and he was just like, ‘Man, I feel you.’ … There’s no beef, there’s no problems with anyone on the label. It’s all love.” (Power 106)
Check out “Switch Up”: