The day before Drake turned 30th, he released a few new songs to the excitement of fans. The songs in particular were Fake Love, Sneakin’ and Two Birds, One Stone. It was all good and fun until a particular diss towards rival Kid Cudi was discovered. And it’s an ugly one.
“You were the Man on the Moon, now you go through your phases/Life of the angry and famous.”
It started when Cudi has lashed out at both Drake and Kanye West just last month after saying the two “didn’t care about him.” Words were exchanged and tweets were shared. Weeks after this, Kid Cudi checked himself into rehab for depression and suicidal tendencies. He wrote a post discussing how “he’s been living a life” and how there’s “a raging storm in his heart at all times.” A lot celebs supported him, but there were no words from Kanye or Drake. It was then some time later that Drake dropped the song, knowing very well Cudi was in rehab. There still hasn’t been a word from either, but one coming to his defense is SNL comedian Pete Davidson. It may sounds like a strange comment, but in it, he speaks how much Cudi did for him.
Joining the “Breakfast Club” crew, he spoke out about how Cudi saved his life.
"I would have killed myself if I didn't have Kid Cudi," Davidson explained. "If you're 25 and under, I truly believe that Kid Cudi saved your life."
Davidson has experienced his own mental health issues, even using it in his own stand up on SNL. Like myself and many others have said before, mental health shouldn’t be a stigma. It should be talked about. So, as must as I admire Drake, I have to take a minute say something.
Kid Cudi coming out with his letter about how he was going to rehab for his was brave. More than brave. Not only is it hard for everyone to come out and talk about it, but it’s especially hard for black men. Cudi was ashamed and nervous talking about it. African Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general population. But instead of getting the treatment needed, it usually ends up dealing with homelessness and/or exposure to violence. There seems to be a reluctance to talk about it as it’s a sign of weakness aka they try and put it past them.There’s so much more to discuss when it comes to African-American, but as a white privileged young woman, it’s not my place. I will say to “diss” Kid Cudi is not only wrong but disgusting behavior. As he comes out with battles many of us have and to mock him, I honestly thought Drake was better than that. Cudi checked into rehab a few weeks before the songs come out as well. Thankfully, he has fans, like Pete Davidson, myself and so, so many more who support him. And I bet he was also there for another kid like Davidson who knows now it's okay to be open and get help. There’s always someone there, even celebrities.