The public reaction to Drake’s verbal jab at Kid Cudi on “Two Birds, One Stone” has gone from social media criticism to an online call to action.
A new Care2 petition is urging Aubrey Drake Graham to donate proceeds from the track to mental health charities.
“Two Birds, One Stone” features lyrics that have been perceived to be Drake ridiculing Kid Cudi for checking himself into rehab for depression and suicidal urges.
“You were the man on the moon, now you go through your phases. Live for the angry and famous,” Drake stated on the record. “Rap like I know I’m the greatest. Then give you the tropical flavors. Still never been on hiatus. You stay Xann’d and Perc’d up. So when reality set in you don’t gotta face it.”
In response, the petition reads:
The lyrics above 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.
Please sign to tell Drake to donate the proceeds from his new song, Two Birds One Stone, to mental health charities!
As of press time, over 4,500 people have signed the petition. The current intended goal is to collect 5,000 signatures.