Yesterday (October 24) proud Torontonian Drake celebrated his dirty 30 milestone with gifting the world with four new tracks featured on his upcoming project, More Life, but it wasn’t all balloons and birthday cake.
One song in particular had the internet deliberating the rappers true intentions behind it’s lyrical content. While most fans were stoked about the release, others had a contrasting attitude.
“Two Birds, One Stone” has made many Kid Cudi fans question Drake’s integrity, with the following lines causing the controversy.
“You were the man on the moon, now you go through your phases / Life of the angry and famous / Rap like I know I’m the greatest and give you tropical flavours / Still never been on hiatus / You stay xan and perked up so when reality set in you don’t gotta face it”
“The man on the moon” is a direct reference to Cudi, as it’s the title of his first two albums, 2009’s Man on the Moon: The End of Day and 2010’s Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager.
Cudi recently did a stint in rehab earlier this month for ‘depression and suicidal urges’, which he discussed in heartbreaking Facebook post about his mental health issues.
The rappers have had their public disputes in the past, with Cudi specifically calling out Drake in a series of tweets back in September. However, Drake’s latest Cudi diss has seemed to have crossed the line, according to Twitter.
Kid Cudi disses Drake's talent and Drake's only comeback is to insult Cudi's health and not musical abilities…….
— hhhh (@amilaonaire) October 24, 2016
Drake cried on a whole album and a half because Rihanna played him, now he's trying to come at Cudi because of legit depression. Lame af.
— Olivia (@BlckGrlFly) October 24, 2016
— Davon Magwood (@davonmagwood) October 24, 2016
Prayers to Kid Cudi but if you think what Drake said was wrong you must not understand rap music
— logan (@LoganUpdyke_) October 25, 2016
According to CMHA, 20% of Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in their lifetime, with suicide accounting for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds and 16% among 25-44 year olds.
What do you think about the whole controversy? Was Drake wrong to say what he said? Or is it fair game? Let us know in the comments below.
Main image courtesy of NME via Twitter.