Kanye West Credited as Co-Writer on Drake’s Kid Cudi Diss Track
Kanye West is listed as a co-writer on Drake’s controversial track which disses Kid Cudi.
According to credits on streaming service Tidal, West is listed as a writer and co-producer of the Canadian star’s song “Two Birds, One Stone,” in which he describes Cudi’s depression a “phase.”
“My numbers are out of the world, no wonder they got me feeling so alienated/You were the man on the moon, now you go through your phases/Live for the angry and famous,” raps Drake in the track.
But in a new curve ball, it has been revealed that West is listed alongside Drake and frequent collaborator Noah “40” Shebib as a co-composer and co-lyricist on the tune.
His involvement is especially interesting given his most recent support for his former GOOD Music label colleague and protege. Last month, West called Cudi “the most influential artist of the last 10 years.” More recently, he asked his fans to sing “Father Stretch My Hands Pt.1” in the singer’s honor during a recent stop on his Saint Pablo tour.
However, even with the credit, it’s yet to be seen how involved he was in the writing process, or if he was even aware of the offending remark. And it’s possible that West contributed writing and production to “Two Birds, One Stone” before Drake finalized the lyrics.
On Friday, Cudi reportedly took to Twitter to hit back at Drake’s song.
“Say it to face, p***y,” he wrote in a message. “You think it’s a game. I wanna see you say it to my face. I’ll be out soon. Promise.”
He later deleted the tweet.
The “Day ‘n’ Nite” rapper checked into rehab earlier this month for “depression and suicidal urges,” and told his fans in an emotional Facebook post that he was not at peace.
“It took me awhile to get to this place of commitment, but it is something I have to do for myself, my family, my best friend/daughter and all of you, my fans,” the rapper shared. “I am not at peace. I haven’t been since you’ve known me.”
His rehab admission came just after he implied both Drake and West don’t write their own music.