November 7, 2016


Almost 10,000 People Want Drake to Donate to Mental Health Charities After Kid Cudi Diss

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A couple weeks back, Drake celebrated his 30th birthday with a few new joints. One was “Two Birds One Stone,” which came for Kid Cudi—who had recently checked himself into rehab for depression, anxiety and suicidal ideations—with lines like, "You stay Xann'd and Perc'd up / So when reality set in, you don't gotta face it." (Cudi, of course, fired back on Twitter with, "Say it to face [sic], pussy. You think it's a game. I wanna see you say it to my face. I'll be out soon. Promise.")

Fast forward to last week, when a Care2 petition went up asking Drake to direct his “Two Birds One Stone" earnings toward mental health prevention and treatment. 

The petition is now just shy of 10,000 supporters, with 9,623 having signed as of this publication. Signatures have come from around the world; you don't need to scroll far to see signees from France, Mexico, Germany, Bolivia, Italy, Switzerland, Argentina, India and many more nations.

Petition-starter Paige D wrote:

"The lyrics ... were intended to make fun of Kid Cudi’s depression. Mental health is not a joking manner. According to Mental Health America, the most common disorder amongst suicide victims is depression.  Depression or bi-polar disorder affects about 30-70 percent of suicide victims."

Upon seeing his lyrics criticized on Instagram, Drizzy replied in the comments of one of his posts: "Mans need to stop mentioning my name when they get geeked. Supposed to be all love out here word to my bro Pablo.” The Kanye mention is a reference to Cudi name-checking both dudes in a tweet-spree in September. "These n---as dont give a fuck about me," he wrote. "And they aint fuckin with me."

Over the weekend, Cudi gave his first post-rehab performance at ComplexCon, where he slayed.

Watch an episode of our digital miniseries The Drake Effect, where Kendrick Lamar and more explain the power of the Drizzy cosign: