Rappers Kid Cudi and Wale have publicly spoken out against one another and are showing signs of their estranged relationship.
Speaking in an interview and referring to a Wale freestyle which referenced his infamous accidental punching of a fan, Cudi expressed his current feelings toward the emcee.
“It wasn’t a shot, it’s just a simple-a** rhyme by a simple-a** rapper. You can’t let that sh*t faze you. That’s one of those raps that just shows the world that you wack. Why would you even use that as a metaphor? Everybody think they Hov. N*ggas ain’t got the magic like they think they do; there’s only a couple of wizards in this game. I’m a wizard and I know it,” Cudi said. “The last album, I let people dis me, throw out those jabs in their verses and have their little slick remarks. This time around, I’m not f*cking around. I have no time to think about other n*ggas. These other motherf*ckers like feeding off another n*gga’s energy, so they mention their name. You hear me talk about n*ggas? … N*ggas are just so thirsty it’s ridiculous. I’ve been eating humble pie forever, and people still call me an a**hole. These people don’t know my f*cking life–now I’m going to give them something to talk about.” (Complex)
Following the published interview, Wale tweeted his reaction and referenced Cudi’s recent arrest on liquid cocaine possession.
“n*ggas lettin that liquid cocaine get to them…..lets go then,” he tweeted Friday (September 17).
“#shoutout to everybody tryn they hardest to go in on me, u can’t say nuffn bout me #NT aint already said. I’m wack? Who tol u radio? Oh, ok” (Wale’s Twitter)
On his new More About Noting mixtape, Wale subliminally mentions his fallen relationship with Cudi.
“Maybe it’s on me or brother it’s on you/ Or maybe it’s they fault that we ain’t holla since June/F*ck it we on the move/None of us tryna lose/I am outta this world and you are a ‘Man on The Moon’.” (Hip Hop Wired)
Last November, Wale talked about his past connections with Cudi and Drake.
“Why can’t you make a song without a hook on it? Why can’t you shout somebody out because you like them and not have it called d*ck riding?,” Wale asked in an interview. ‘Why can’t people go out and buy more than one album and support one artist? Why does it have to be ‘F*ck Cudi because I like Drake’? Or ‘F*ck all the freshman. I know n*ggas that’s better.’ If you keep assassinating the artists, you’re going to kill the motherf*cking game…The separation is natural. Now if we’re talking about two dudes who are my personal friends like Drake and Kid Cudi, we talk on the phone and all that, we’re talking about a guy who’s emphasis is melody and music for a specific type of person. Me and Cudi probably wouldn’t have hung out in high school. I watchsports all day and I like sports and he likes what he likes. Drake, same thing. I think the music shows that. Even fashion. Come on. Let’s really pay attention to the fashion differences. But they’ll always put us in the same category and it’s not fair to either one of us.” (Hip Hop Game)
Listen to Wale’s “Number Won” below: