Kid Cudi Addresses Cocaine Usage, Rips Wale Apart
Kid Cudi opens up in a new cover story for Complex Magazine. In a wide-ranging Q&A, our favorite Mr. Solo Dolo admits to heavy cocaine use over the past year, throws shots at Wale and announces that he recently fathered his first child, a baby girl named Vada.
Let’s start with the drugs. A jarringly honest Cudi addresses his cocaine usage head-on: “I started doing cocaine to get through interviews, ’cause people wanted to know a lot about my personal life and I wasn’t prepared for a ’60 Minutes’ interview every time,” he says. “Doing bumps I was able to get through the day, but then I would smoke weed to calm me down — it was the only way I could get through the day without people noticing I was doing it. I never thought it was a problem, but I was definitely high-fiving death a couple of times.”
Cudi does claim that his recent arrest was a wake-up call. “No more blow. People do drugs to camouflage emotions and run away from their problems. Now I’m going to deal with certain things as they come, prioritize s—, man up, so to speak. Just for the record, it bugged me out that people said it was liquid cocaine. No, I’m just f—in’ rich, and my blow comes in a jar.”
As for Wale, Cudi took exception to a recent line where the D.C. rapper claimed to throw a wallet like a Cudi fan. When asked if he felt the line was meant to be a diss, the lonely stoner basically dismissed Wale’s skills entirely.
“It wasn’t a shot, it’s just a simple-a– rhyme by a simple-a– rapper. You can’t let that s— faze you. That’s one of those raps that just shows the world that you wack. Why would you even use that as a metaphor?” Cudi continues: “People like Wale get mad that ‘Ye ain’t give him no beats. ‘Ye ain’t give you no beats because we ain’t f—in’ with your raps. It’s not a conspiracy theory. We don’t f— with you musically, so we’re not going to provide music for you.”
We highly recommend you check out the full interview here.