Wale Responds to Kid Cudi Diss


It was only a matter of time before Wale responded to Kid Cudi’s recent remarks. On Friday (September 17), Wale called into DJ Drama’s radio show to give his take on the disparaging comments the Cleveland rapper made in Complex’s latest cover story.

In the article, Cudi discussed taking exception to Wale’s line on the “Thank You Freestyle” from December 2009, where the DC rapper said, “Throwin’ around wallets like the dude that Kid Cudi hit,” a reference to an incident Cudi had during a concert where he attacked a fan.

“It wasn’t a shot, it’s just a simple-ass rhyme by a simple-ass rapper,” the Cleveland representer said in the story. Later adding, “Then people like Wale get mad that ‘Ye ain’t give him no beats—’Ye ain’t give you no beats because we ain’t fucking with your raps. It’s not a conspiracy theory. We don’t fuck with you musically, so we’re not going to provide music for you.”

Early on Friday, Wale responded on Twitter, writing, “Niggas lettin that liquid cocaine get to them,” a reference to Cudi’s admitted cocaine use. By the time he hit up Drama that night, however, he sounded a bit more calm. “It’s a rhyme,” he stated, plainly. “Like, you know, I could use your name [DJ Drama] for a metaphor. It’s just rap music. There wasn’t no malice out of it. It is what it is. It’s a line. That’s what rappers do—we make lines. Nine out of 10 rappers wouldn’t take that as a diss.”

He also said that he’s continuing to learn with each passing day. “As I’m growing as a man and as an artist, you just see what you gotta do and how you gotta carry yourself and why you keep your circle small,” he stated. “But it’s all good.”

Wale’s collaboration with Waka Flocka Flame and Roscoe Dash, “No Hands,” recently debuted at No. 45 on The Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. —Adam Fleischer

  • htownsown

    But Wale you started it, now you claim to be above it?

    • js

      did you read the article? wale has a point its just a rap line nothing more kid kudi is just being a sensitive bitch about it

      • htownsown

        F__k it! They both wack, honestly I don’t listen to neither one of them. Never purchased a CD or concert ticket from either one.

  • El Tico Loco

    “Then people like Wale get mad that ‘Ye ain’t give him no beats—’Ye ain’t give you no beats because we ain’t fucking with your raps. It’s not a conspiracy theory. We don’t fuck with you musically, so we’re not going to provide music for you.”
    ^^^^

    That shit right there further proves that “douchebag rap” has arrived and is thriving. If I was Wale should he really give two shits if you get beats from ‘Ye and he don’t? It shows that your self worth relies on Kanye’s approval and afiliation hence showing the world that you’re a clingy insecure bitch.

  • Mitch

    I love kid cudi but he is being a fag about this. Its just a rhyme. I dont get why cudi is trying to make it a big deal

  • fredd

    didnt kid cudi kiss that guy on stage. ever since he did that his manliness is constantly in question so he has to check people over everything. his acting is mediocre but i liked him on that song with vado and camron. id say hes better than wale. wale just reminds me of a rapper who tries to make songs appeal to too many different styles. he makes rap that people that listen to rock music like. there both tools end of story

    • Caine

      Don’t forget da pics circulatin of Cudi walkin round rockin a fuckin skirt. Suspect as niggaz…

  • El Tico Loco

    “I don’t Wale with the new niggas”

    Sean P

  • Chad, come see me

    have you seen kid cudi… if anything thats the dude that needs to be saying..no homo

  • http://asianmanflavor@msn.com TOWN BUSINESS

    Wale , making DC look soft, you sure you aint from tysons corner, va

  • Kingroy

    Smh, and Smf to the comments on XXL.
    They’re both good artist in my opinion and shouldn’t even let this get in the way. Seriously! I bumped both of their albums. Imo they’re being stupid. Though I wouldn’t have took that line too seriously from Wale. Only because he didn’t take shots directly at him. Call it what you want, but it seemed like he just made a simile about him throwing money. Anyways…didn’t the people dissin a rapper think about the real issue at hand?

  • faggs

    kid cudi and wale r both whack. cudis’ albums gonna fail and the only thing wale has had thats good is contemplate.

  • Anonymous

    it may just be a rap but beef like this is going to keep battle rap alive

  • HU

    Kid Cudi has an album coming out soon. That is why he made something out of nothing and this story is here. That’s the bottom line. No further comments needed. (XXL please close thread)

  • Man on the Poon

    I fucks with Cudi, but him calling WALE a “simple ass rapper” is almost as bad as Soulja Boy sayin that NaS is responsible for killing hip-hop

    Compared to WALE, Cudi is garbage

    and as for the KANYE not givin Wale beats: oh well
    He’s doin fine without em.

    and i agree with HU, Cudi just wants sum publicity for his new album.

  • Q461

    Well which one of these niggaz is gonna strike first? If these niggaz are the future of hip-hop, let em battle like the niggaz that came before them. Prove your a battle tested MC, get niggaz excited about this shit again. I wanna see Wale and Cudi go back and forth. Too many niggaz ignoring subliminals (Drake, Kanye, Wayne, ) or bitching about other niggaz on the net in a magazine interview (Wale, Cudi, Soulja Boy) What part of the game is that? Man up, get on the mic and split some shit at niggaz. Thats the way hip-hop is .

    And don’t say ohh these niggaz aren’t battle rappers cause thats bullshit. Common went at Cube in the 90′s! and dropped some fire shit too! I advise one of these niggaz to get in the booth ASAP and drop some ether.

    • Anonymous

      MAN UP WALE ! WALE is good i dont really rock wit cuddie but fuck that shit.,

      it wasnt a diss cuddi is being on some gay shit point blank.

      but cuddi just said fuck you wale and your wack………

      you got to do somthing its not like wale is to big to diss cuddi.though i would say wale is on a larger scale than cuddie

      by a hair

      http://www.myspace.com/willianosantoro real street hip hop whut up ill eat both youll food jp

  • tumi

    Attention Deficit>>>>>>>Man on the moon

  • music fan

    Their rap styles are very different so it’s hard to compare the two, but i know that if they were in a battle that Wale would straight eliminate kid cudi. Kid Cudi is a liar because there are interview of him in the past when he and Wale were cool where he said that he liked wales music and they hung out often. I firmly believe that Kid Cudi is just trying to build publicity for his upcoming album. Kanye had a problem with Wale because Wale got more attention from Jay-Z early in his career than Kanye did when he first started. All wale needs to do is keep making good music and learn how to put together a couple of quality singles that will help his next album go platinum. Kid Cudi is cool but he obviously needs to lay off of the cocaine and weed for a while if that shit got him insulting his friends. From a hip hop fans view im kinda mad that they are beefing because i always wanted to hear Wale, J Cole, Drake, and Kid Cudi(singing the hook)on a song together.

  • cb

    Those of you who are calling a Cudi a sensitive bitch and what not are stupid. Did you need read the article or listen to what Cudi said? He didn’t take it as a diss. I quote, “It wasn’t a shot…,” meaning that he doesn’t think it is a diss. He simply went on and voiced his opinion about wale, that’s it, nothing more to it

  • Olu

    ya’ll are some haters…how can you say Wale sucks…the mixtape about nothing is the mixtape of the year…..check your ears….Cudi is an emo bitch pause

    I’m gone

  • Yele

    Their rap styles are very different so it’s hard to compare the two, but i know that if they were in a battle that Wale would straight eliminate kid cudi. Kid Cudi is a liar because there are interview of him in the past when he and Wale were cool where he said that he liked wales music and they hung out often. I firmly believe that Kid Cudi is just trying to build publicity for his upcoming album. Kanye had a problem with Wale because Wale got more attention from Jay-Z early in his career than Kanye did when he first started. All wale needs to do is keep making good music and learn how to put together a couple of quality singles that will help his next album go platinum. Kid Cudi is cool but he obviously needs to lay off of the cocaine and weed for a while if that shit got him insulting his friends. From a hip hop fans view im kinda mad that they are beefing because i always wanted to hear Wale, J Cole, Drake, and Kid Cudi(singing the hook)on a song together.

    the realist thing said on this post

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