On Thursday (Jan. 18), Kid Cudi discussed a past encounter with Lupe Fiasco during an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1. He recounted working at BAPE in New York City and hiding in the back when the “The Show Goes On” artist visited the store.

Cudi explained his reasoning, “I had this phobia that rappers would come into the store, and see me working there, and then have beef with me later and bring up the fact like, ‘N**ga, you sold me clothes.’ So I would always hide in the stockroom.”

When asked by a co-worker about not interacting with Lupe, Cudi responded, “‘If I get famous one day, I don’t ever want this n**ga saying, ‘Yo, you sold me clothes, you my son.’ You know what I’m saying? We can’t have that. This was my explanation, and yo, bro, when you think about it, [Lupe] hates me to this day. He hates me. So it’s like, I was right. I sensed something in the universe.”

Today (Jan. 19), Lupe reacted to Cudi’s story via Twitter. He wrote, “Ain’t nobody finna bring up he used to work at the BAPE store to diss his b**ch a** for having a regular job before he was a famous b**ch with a cool job.” The musician later tweeted, “WHAT?!! Like a job shame?”

Their ongoing feud dates back to 2014 when Cudi said Lupe was “a bit [sketchy]” for charging fans $500 for a personalized verse. In response, the latter fired back by calling him a “disrespectful clown” and said the “Day ‘N’ Nite” hitmaker needed his “a** beat.” Unfortunately, the pair still haven’t reconciled their beef to this day.

In his same interview with Apple Music 1, Cudi opened up about burying the hatchet with Kanye West. The former G.O.O.D. Music artists got into a spat amid the Yeezy designer’s divorce from Kim Kardashian. At the time, the Cleveland native was close friends with Pete Davidson, who began dating the reality TV star in 2021.

“This is someone who is my brother, ultimately, who came into my life, and championed me, and did things for me that nobody else did for me early on in my career,” Cudi said.