Kid Cudi Says Kanye West Would 'Have to Become a Monk' to End Feud

Kid Cudi said in a story published Wednesday that fellow hip-hop star Kanye West would have to go to extreme lengths to put a stop to their public feud.

"It's gonna take a motherf**king miracle for me and that man to be friends again," Cudi said in an interview with Esquire. "I don't see it happening. He gon' have to become a monk."

The two musicians had a falling out in February reportedly over Cudi's friendship with comedian Pete Davidson, who was dating West's estranged wife Kim Kardashian at the time. At the time, West—who now goes by Ye—announced on Instagram that Cudi would no longer be featured on his upcoming album "because he's friends with you know who."

The post resulted in some social media back-and-forth between the two, which included Cudi writing on Instagram that he didn't want to be on the album and called West a "dinosaur." In a since-deleted message that addressed the situation with Cudi, West wrote that he "JUST WANTED MY FRIEND TO HAVE MY BACK THE KNIFE JUST GOES IN DEEPER" with an accompanying photo that had Davidson's face X'd out, according to Pitchfork.

Kid Cudi arrives to an Oscar party
Here, Kid Cudi is seen in this photo at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. Cudi discussed his recent feud with Kanye West in a new interview with Esquire, saying he doesn't feel like the two will make amends. Photo by Arturo Holmes/FilmMagic

Cudi and West had been friends and collaborators for years, going back to when West signed the "Day 'N' Nite" rapper to his record label in 2008. The two have also fallen out before, but they've always reconciled. This time will be different, though, according to Cudi.

He told Esquire that he's fed up with how Wests "trolls" him on social media, which he said has affected his mental health. Now, he said, he has "zero tolerance for the wrong energies" and won't be quick to forgive.

"I've watched so many people throughout the years that are close to him be burned by him doing some f**ked-up s**t," Cudi told the magazine. "And then they turn around and forgive him. And there's no repercussions. You're back cool with this man. He does it over and over."

Cudi said West's problems come from the fact that he hasn't gotten over Kardashian.

"It don't matter if I'm friends with Pete or not friends with Pete. None of this s**t had anything to do with me," he said.

Cudi continued, "With all due respect, I'm not Drake, who's about to take a picture with him next week and be friends again, and their beef is squashed. That's not me. What I say, I mean. I will be done with you."

Newsweek reached out to Kid Cudi and West for comment.