ICYMI, Drake surprised us all this morning by announcing a new project ‘More Life‘ out this December, then following it up by premiering three new tracks on OVO Sound Radio: ‘Two Birds One Stone‘, ‘Fake Love‘ and ‘Sneaking feat. 21 Savage‘.

That last one features the line, “You were the Man on the Moon, now you just go through your phases”. Many fans have interpreted this to be a diss against Kid Cudi, who checked into rehab earlier this month “for depression and suicidal urges”.

Fans are not happy with Drake’s timing.


The beef between Kid Cudi and Drake stems back to September, when Cudi called out both him and Kanye for not writing their own songs. (Most of Kanye’s songs are written with the help of a number of artists, but Drake maintains he writes his own music.)


Kid Cudi’s not the first one to claim Drake is a fraud, either; in July Meek Mill did the same thing, tweeting that people should “stop comparing Drake to me too… he don’t write his own raps! That’s why he ain’t tweet my album because we found out! I pray the real live forever and all the fake get exposed.”

(Drake’s producer denied these comments at the time.)

Drake and Kanye both responded to Kid Cudi’s dragging at the time, addressing crowds at their individual shows following the Twitter rant. Drake laughed it off, echoing his producer’s call that Cudi was “smoking too much” and needed to “Cud-it”, while Kanye said how hurt and disrespected he was by his former protégé.

Do you know how many people wish they could be signed to G.O.O.D. Music, get their life changed, have an opportunity?” he said at the time. “Never forget that! I am so hurt. I feel so disrespected. Kid Cudi, we are two black men in a racist world.”

So yeah, you could definitely say there’s an ongoing beef. (It’s also led to a Kanye & Jay Z blowout.) But drama or not, most fans reckon Drake choosing to diss Kid Cudi while he’s in rehab for major depression is a pretty low blow.


Neither Drake nor Kid Cudi’s management had commented on the line at the time of writing.


Photo: Getty / Michael Tran; Instagram / Drake.



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