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.