Kanye West Supports Kid Cudi Amid Drake Diss With ‘Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1’ Tribute

Kid Cudi surprised many fans when he called out Drake and former Good Music boss Kanye West on Twitter. The “Pursuit of Happiness” rapper also worried his supporters when it was reported that he entered rehab for depression and suicidal urges.

It seems like someone has forgiven Kid Cudi for his Twitter outburst. During a stop on the Saint Pablo Tour, Kanye paid voiced support for Kid Cudi during his battle with depression by dedicating a rendition of hit song “Father Stretch My Hands Pt.1,” which features Kid Cudi.

“So Cudi, he is rehab right now, but he got a number one song on the radio and I want you to sing so he can hear it,” Kanye said to his audience in the short video below.

“Cudi, do you hear them?” Kanye said as thousands of fans belt out Cudi’s vocals.

Kanye West having the crowd sing for Kid Cudi ???? #SaintPabloTour

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Kanye West signed Kid Cudi to Good Music around 2008 and the rapper/singer released his debut album Man on the Moon: The End of Day the following year. He released two more projects with the label before announcing that he was leaving. Despite parting ways, Kid Cudi continued to collaborate with Kanye in both The Life of Pablo and Yeezus.

Many fans were surprised when Kid Cudi called out Kanye and Drake on Twitter. Yeezus admitted that it hurt him during an outburst during a performance. Kanye later praised Cudi and has complimented his innovative style, which many first heard in Kanye’s groundbreaking project 808s & Heartbreak.

The album went on to influence artists like Drake, who hasn’t taken too kindly to Kid Cudi’s diss. Drizzy fired back at the rapper in his new song “Two Birds, One Stone” with the following lyrics:

“You were the man on the moon / Now you just go through your phases / 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 perked up / So when reality set in you don’t gotta face it / I’m down 200 in Vegas but winning life on a daily basis / It seems like nobody wants to stay in my good graces / I’m like a real estate agent, putting you all in your places / Look what happens soon as you talk to me crazy / Is you crazy?”

Many fans have attributed Cudi’s outburst to his depression and have called out Drake for dissing him on social media. However, Drake is not backing down from the diss track and replied to a fan on Instagram with the following: “Mans need to stop mentioning my name when they get geeked,” he wrote. “Supposed to be all love out here word to my bro Pablo.”

Drake and Kanye have clearly taken different approaches to Kid Cudi’s not so kind words. Both Kanye and Drake have been open about collaborating with songwriters, which has drawn criticism from some fans while others feel that most musicians do it.

Cudi’s outburst also brought up the songwriting controversy when he tweeted the following: “Everyone thinks they’re [so] great. [Talking] top 5 and be having 30 people write songs for them.” Cudi then clarified that he was talking about Drake, Kanye, and any other rapper.

“My tweets apply to who they apply. Ye, Drake, whoever. These ni**as dont give a f*** about me. And they aint fu**** with me.”

Kid Cudi has nice words for some rappers and producers, such as Travis Scott, SuperDuper Kyle, Audio Push, and Hit Boy.

What do you think of Kanye West’s support for his former label-mate Kid Cudi? Did Drake take it too far?

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