There is nothing quite like some new Drake music to get you through a long week. He is typically known for catchy emotion-driven tracks that can be related to his own life in some way. However, one of his recent releases has sparked a deal of controversy on social media.
"Two Birds, One Stone" is an ultimate diss track that kills multiple "birds" with one "stone." Drake took shots at Pusha T and Meek Mill, but the target drawing the most attention is Kid Cudi. Cudi recently admitted himself to rehab for depression and suicidal urges, and he received lots of support from his fanbase as the news spread.
Upon opening Twitter a few days ago, I saw nothing but an excessive amount of tweets regarding Drake and mental health. Of course, I looked into it a bit further to see that "Two Birds, One Stone" referenced Kid Cudi's mental health.
The line itself reads:
"You were the man on the moon
Now you just go through your phases
Life of the angry and famous”
"Man on the moon" references Kid Cudi's 2009 debut album, and the rest of the diss is up for debate. The people of social media take various opinions that "phases" represents his mental state, and "angry and famous" also correlates with his emotions.
It seems as if some people believe that Cudi was aggressively targeted, and others think the line may have more to do with drugs or his alleged fall from fame.
To me, personally, I think what Drake did was a bit uncalled for. I understand that rap beef will be rap beef, but referencing someone's mental illness while they are doing what they need to correct it is pretty shady, and I'm ashamed to see an artist for whom I once had a bit more respect pull such a dirty move.