Wale Vs. Kid Cudi… Who Cares?By CEC
Kid Cudi was the front-man for Complexâ€™s October/November 2010 issue. The entire feature is ready to read here, but in the excerpt below, he explains his problem with Wale.
Complex: Speaking of Wale, when you hit that fan at your show last December, he came out with a line about it [“Throwin’ ’round wallets like the dude that Kid Cudi hit,” from “Thank You Freestyle”].
Kid Cudi: It wasnâ€™t a shot, itâ€™s just a simple-ass rhyme by a simple-ass rapper. You canâ€™t let that shit faze you. Thatâ€™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. Niggas ainâ€™t got the magic like they think they do; thereâ€™s only a couple of wizards in this game. Iâ€™m a wizard and I know it.
Complex: Are your peers not seeing that?
Kid Cudi: The last album, I let people dis me, throw out those jabs in their verses and have their little slick remarks. This time around, Iâ€™m not fucking around. I have no time to think about other niggas. These other motherfuckers like feeding off another niggaâ€™s energy, so they mention their name. You hear me talk about niggas? I donâ€™t even talk about Kanye, and thatâ€™s my homeboy! They talk about Kanye like theyâ€™re bosom buddies with this nigga. Talking about â€œI be in Hawaiiâ€â€”man, shut the fuck up, why you got to tell everybody everything? Then people like Wale get mad that â€˜Ye ainâ€™t give him no beatsâ€”â€™Ye ainâ€™t give you no beats because we ainâ€™t fucking with your raps. Itâ€™s not a conspiracy theory. We donâ€™t fuck with you musically, so weâ€™re not going to provide music for you. The shit is a service, itâ€™s a quality of a certain standard. Niggas are just so thirsty itâ€™s ridiculous. Iâ€™ve been eating humble pie forever, and people still call me an asshole. These people donâ€™t know my fucking lifeâ€”now Iâ€™m going to give them something to talk about.
Wale answered back on his Twitter page, making it clear to Cudder that it’s game on bitch… But does anyone really want to hear these two battle it out?