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Kanye West has change of heart about 'brother' Kid Cudi

Published 21/09/2016

Kanye West
Kanye West

The outspoken superstar offers an olive branch to his former protege.

Kanye West has made peace with his "brother" Kid Cudi, a week after blasting his former protege for "disrespecting" him in a Twitter rant about fake artists.

The Day 'n' Nite rapper, who scored his big break on Kanye's G.O.O.D. Music label in 2008, courted controversy last week (14Sep16) when he hit out at fellow artists who make "corny s**t", claiming they "wont (sic) be lasting too much longer". He later clarified he was referring to Kanye and Drake, who "dont give a f**k about me".

His online outburst prompted both superstars to respond with angry attacks, with the Stronger hitmaker calling Cudi out during his show in Tampa, Florida later that night.

"Kid Cudi, don't ever mention 'Ye name," he fumed, referring to himself in the third person. "I birthed you... Respect the God!

"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... Why y'all got to come at me?... Don't never mention my name in a bad manner. None of y'all!"

However, by Tuesday night (20Sep16), Kanye had changed his tune about his old collaborator, and instead decided to show him some love while onstage in Houston, Texas.

"He's the most important artist of the past 10 years, most influential. And I hope he's doing well," he told the crowd. "Kid Cudi is my brother."

Cudi has yet to publicly respond to Kanye's peace offering, but it's not the first time relations between the pair have been strained.

Earlier this year (16), Cudi, who left G.O.O.D. Music in 2013, admitted he had to clear the air with his former label boss before hitting the studio together again to work on the tracks Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1 and Waves for Kanye's The Life of Pablo album.

"That was the first time I had been around him and his team in a while," he told "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 (sic). 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."

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