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Kanye West Ends Fight With Kid Cudi by Calling Him ‘The Most Influential Artist of the Past 10 Years’

Well, this is a change from what we’re used to.

Just last week, Kanye West responded to critics who didn’t like his fashion show by saying that he was going to “f*cking laser [them] with alien f*cking eyes,” but today, he’s responding completely differently to his haters.

We’re not entirely sure what started it. What we do know is that Kid Cudi, who used to be signed to West’s label, and left in 2015, went on a Twitter rant last week during which he claimed both West and Drake use ghost writers for their songs.

West responded by stopping a show in Tampa to say, “Kid Cudi, don’t ever mention ‘Ye name. I birthed you… We all dealing with that emo s— all the time – me, Pat, Don C. Don’t ever mention ‘Ye name. Don’t try to say who I can do songs with. You mad ’cause I’m doing songs with Drake? Ain’t nobody telling ‘Ye who to do songs with! Respect the God!”

He continued, “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. Kid Cudi, we’re two black men in a racist world. I wore skinny jeans first. I got called names before you, bruh. Why y’all got to come at me? This ain’t the end of the Malcolm X movie. I’m out here fighting for y’all: creatives, artists, independent thinkers. Don’t never mention my name in a bad manner. None of y’all!”

Then, in a shocking turn of events, West changed his tune. At a show in Houston, Texas, he stopped the show once again, but this time he called him his “brother,” and described him as one of the “most influential artists” of the last decade.

That’s a pretty big deal, coming from the guy who usually reserves praise that high for himself. Cudi has yet to respond to the olive branch.

[H/T People]

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