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Kanye West uses Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson break up to mock Kid Cudi’s Rolling Loud performance

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2022

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So, apparently Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson broke up. Kardashian’s estranged husband Kanye West wasted no time in gloating, posting to social media a mocked up New York Times front page with the headline ‘Skete Davidson dead at 28’. Skete being West’s very clever nickname for Davidson. But we’re uninterested in such tittle tattle. We want to talk about a little aside to all this that furthers the fallout between West and his former collaborator Kid Cudi.

Below that attention-grabbing and obviously somewhat distasteful headline was a tiny standfirst announcing: “Kid Cudi meant to play funeral but fearful of bottle throwers”.

That is seemingly a reference to Cudi’s appearance at last month’s Rolling Loud Festival in Miami. The rapper had stepped in to headline the Friday night of the event after West, who was meant to be headlining, pulled out at the last minute. Some fans were not happy with that turn of events and pelted Cudi with bottles as he began his performance. Four songs in, he stopped and told the audience that he would “walk off this stage if you all throw one more fucking thing up here”.

Can you guess what happened next? Yeah, a bottle almost immediately landed on the stage, so he walked off and that was the end of the show.

West clearly found all that rather funny – and is seemingly still amused by what happened. Though that’s probably no surprise given the current West v Cudi beef. The two rappers were, of course, until recently, frequent collaborators, even forming a duo together – Kids See Ghosts – back in 2016. Although they did start that project after another falling out.

The latest bad blood seems to have arisen due to Cudi’s friendship with the aforementioned Davidson, who West has been harassing ever since he started a relationship with Kardashian last year.

Indeed, West said as much earlier this year, when he announced on Instagram that Cudi would not appear on his ‘Donda 2’ album because of his former collaborator’s supposed friendship with the comedian. “Just so everyone knows”, West said in a handwritten note, “Cudi will not be on ‘Donda’ because he’s friends with you know who”.

Cudi responded on Twitter saying: “We talked weeks ago about this. You’re whack for flipping the script and posting this lie just for a look on the internet. You ain’t no friend. BYE”.

He also posted a comment under West’s original post, saying: “Too bad I don’t wanna be on your album you fuckin dinosaur hahaha. Everyone knows I’ve been the best thing about your albums since I met you”.

When new Pusha T track ‘Rock N Roll’ – featuring both West and Cudi – turned up on his latest album ‘It’s Almost Dry’ in April, there was some hope that this meant that the two rappers had resolved their differences. But Cudi was keen to quickly clarify the situation and dash all that hope.

He tweeted: “Hey! So I know some of you heard about the song I got with Pusha. I did this song a year ago when I was still cool with Kanye. I am not cool with that man [now]. He’s not my friend and I only cleared the song for Pusha cuz that’s my guy. This is the last song you will hear me on with Kanye”.

West’s inclusion of Cudi in his latest dig against Davidson doesn’t go any way towards remedying that decision, presumably. But who knows, maybe they will eventually make up and we’ll get a second Kids See Ghosts album as a result.