Did Drake go too far with his bars for Cudi?
Drake celebrated the eve of his 30th birthday by dropping four new songs on OVO Sound Radio, but only one of them caused debate on social media. Within minutes of Drake debuting the track "2 Birds, One Stone," Twitter was full of opinions about the Toronto rapper's perceived disses of Kid Cudi and Pusha T.
What is presumed to be the Cudi diss is much more up-front, and has caused fans to debate whether Drake crossed the line. As you may know, Cudi recently dissed Drake, but a little while later revealed that he was checking himself into rehab for depression and suicidal thoughts. Drake's lines seem to mock Cudi's state of mind, which is where the criticism has risen from. It's unclear if the bars were written before or after Cudi's announcement he was getting help.
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?
What's been called a Pusha T diss is a little more vague, as Drake calls out an unnamed rapper for embellishing his street cred. Push has been pretty open about coming at Drake on his records, so a response from Drizzy would make sense.
But really it's you with all the drug dealer stories / That's gotta stop though / You made a couple chops and now you think you Chapo /If you ask me though you ain't lining the trunk with kilos / You bagging weed watching Pacino with all your n*ggas / Like "this what we need to be on," but you never went live / You middle man in this shit, boy you was never them guys / I can tell cause I look most of you dead in your eyes / And you'll be trying to sell that story for the rest of your lives / Can't show us where the cash is / Me, I don't judge, I'm just going off what the math is / Numbers inflated
Of course, these perceived subliminals are still being talked about, and many different opinions have been brought to the table. Check out some of the many criticisms, defenses, and of course, jokes below. Listen to the song here.
"Hey dog, you heard Drake took a shot at you?"— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) October 24, 2016
Pusha T: pic.twitter.com/xKMeP85mve
Drake dodges lyrical rappers but disses a depressed suicidal Kid Cudi that's in rehab, Drake is a clown.— ㅤㅤCeltics 0-0 (@iSoLyf3) October 24, 2016
Drake just reinforced the black stigma that mental illness is a weakness, a flaw and not the disease it is. Get well Kid Cudi— Hiiiiiiiiii :) (@CulturallyAlive) October 24, 2016
Drake sells himself as the guy who is open about his feelings & has albums that are like journal entries, slandering Cudi is a very bad look— Foxy's Calculator (@HaroldBingo) October 23, 2016
If you think Drake went too far against Cudi and you a 2 Pac fan you are a HYPOCRITE to the highest power and we don't respect you.— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) October 24, 2016
So Pac clowning Prodigy for having sickle cell wasn't going too far but Drake clowing Cudi is going too far? I hate hypocrites.— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) October 24, 2016
Budden gotta be sick. Sent 12 diss tracks and drake responded to cudi lol— \/\/est$ide (@_WSBG) October 24, 2016
Drake's jab at Cudi's rehab situation is the line for y'all when it comes to diss tracks? We forgot how vulgar the 90s and early 2000s were? pic.twitter.com/pzQypZGm3c— Jay Holz (@JayHolz410) October 24, 2016
If Drake didn't say that Cudi line, he still would've come out of rehab dissing Drake. He's not getting treatment for him hating Drake.— Tim (@prvctice_) October 24, 2016
Drake: Pusha T wasn't movin no work...I ain't see no numbers— Boz Scwaggs (@Lebanon_Don) October 24, 2016
Tidewater Area: pic.twitter.com/1dzFZZVzU4
I doubt drake was dissing pusha t, our minds just wants that to be true.— Ahmed/SkankHunt42 (@big_business_) October 24, 2016
drake really said "Can’t show us where the cash is" about pusha t's drug money— shadow austin walker (@austin_walker) October 24, 2016
it's drug money...