UPDATE // OCTOBER 28: There's typically limited access to the outside world in rehab, but Kid Cudi caught wind of Drake's diss and managed to hop onto Twitter to bite back.
@Drake Say it to [my] face, pussy," he wrote. "You think it's a game. I wanna see you say it to my face. I'll be out soon. Promise."
@Drake Say it to face, pussy. You think it's a game. I wanna see you say it to my face. I'll be out soon. Promise.
— The Chosen One (@KidCudi) October 28, 2016
Probably not the best mindset to have while healing from depression and suicidal thoughts, right?
EARLIER // OCTOBER 24:
Better stick to the "Hotline Bling" narrative.
On Sunday night's episode of Drizzy's OVO Sound radio show, the rapper said he'll be releasing a playlist project called More Life in December then premiered four new songs: "Sneakin''' feat. 21 Savage, "Fake Love," "Wanna Know" (Remix) and "Two Birds, One Stone." The latter takes a dig at rapper Kid Cudi, who checked into rehab earlier this month for depression and suicidal thoughts, and people aren't here for it. Cudi recently lashed out at Drake and Kanye West for not collaborating with him, but in retrospect the outburst was likely a symptom of the bigger issue at hand, but Drizzy has no chill. In "Two Birds, One Stone," Drake spits:
“You were, “The Man on the Moon,” now you just go through your phases. Life of the angry and famous.”
"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 the tropical flavours,
Still never been on hiatus,
You stay xan and perked up so when reality set in you don't gotta face it
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?
Affinity Mag points out why this is so detrimental to poke fun at:
For Drake,a seriously influential member of the hip-hop community,to take something such as mental illness as a joke speaks volumes as to why people would rather hide their illness than to actively seek help and acceptance. Depression is not a phase and the emotions experienced by people who suffer from it are not limited to anger. These kind of ideas are exactly why there is a negative stigma placed on mental illnesses. Those who deal with them on a daily basis are labeled crazy, weak, or attention-seeking and that is not the case. Mental illnesses should never be used as canon fodder in a nonexistent feud. Mental illness is a fragile topic in the black community and Drake isn’t making the discussion any better by mocking someone who is actively seeking help.
Here are a few of the songs Drake released on Sunday: