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Kid Cudi: “Most Influential Artist Of The Past 10 Years” – Says Kanye West

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Kid Cudi jumped on Twitter and called out fake artists within the industry last week. One of the artists mentioned was Kanye West – whom Cudi had worked with earlier this year on The Life of Pablo.

“That was the first time I had been around him and his team in a while,” Kid Cudi revealed in an interview with Billboard. “In order to get back into the creative process, we had to talk. I’m not one of those people who’s just going to come around after a while, jump in and make music. We needed to have a big bro, lil bro convo. As soon as we had that, we were good. Whatever we were dealing with, it was a beautiful thing to clear the air about. I’m really happy to be back working with my friends.”

Then, something went wrong and clearly Cudi had a change of heart. “The fake ones won’t be lasting too much longer,” he wrote on Twitter, adding that he has been “loyal to those who haven’t been loyal to me and that ends now.”

Kanye was in the middle of his Saint Pablo tour in Tampa, Florida when he heard the news. His first reaction wasn’t too positive.

“Kid Cudi, don’t ever mention ‘Ye name. I birthed you!,” he said while on stage. “You know how many people wish they could be signed to G.O.O.D. Music, get they life changed? Have that opportunity? Never forget that. I’m so hurt. I feel so disrespected.”

Now, Kanye has pulled a 180, uplifting Kid Cudi in what feels like an apologetic statement. “Kid Cudi is my brother, and I hope he’s doing well.” He added, “He’s the most influential artist of the past ten years.”

Many to this day still argue that Cudi influenced Ye – with 808s & Heartbreak being a prime example. But current rappers/producers like Travi$ Scott also credit Cudi as inspiration. Will Cudi respond?

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