Kid Cudi has spoken out about the hate he's been subjected to from Kanye West this year, claiming the Donda rapper's online tirades have seriously harmed his mental health and their friendship.
Although they were once close friends and frequent collaborators, West and Cudi's relationship has been rocky since the middle of the 2010s. They split up once more earlier this year, allegedly over Cudi's friendship with Davidson. As a result, Ye decided to take Cudi's songs off his "Donda 2" album.
I've been on every one of that man's albums, Cudi told Esquire in a recent profile. He’s only been on two of mine. That should tell you something. And don’t think I didn’t ask. "
West went on to share numerous posts on Instagram targeting Davidson and his ex-wife Kim Kardashian — who he had been dating up until earlier this month — as well as Cudi. A mocked-up New York Times headline created by West imagining the death of “Skete Davidson” included the line: “Kid Cudi meant to play funeral but is fearful of bottle throwers.”
“Do you know how it feels to wake up one day, look at your social media, and you’re trending because somebody’s talking some shit about you?” Cudi said. And then you got this person’s trolls sending you messages on Instagram and Twitter? All in your comments?