Kid Cudi Talks Battling Depression, Drug Use & Meeting Kanye West (VIDEO)


(AllHipHop News) Kid Cudi is set to let loose his latest musical project in the coming weeks. The Cleveland born artist declared Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ will arrive before the end of the summer.

Cudi spoke with Pharrell Williams’ OTHERtone Beats 1 show. The conversation included the “Day ‘n’ Nite” performer discussing his battle with depression.

“I didn’t like that I had money, success, and I had made it, and everybody I had ever met in my life – good people – weren’t able to experience the same,” explained Cudi about dealing with wealth and fame. “I wasn’t able to truly enjoy my success. Even though I worked hard for it, it bothered me that I had so much and my friends didn’t.”

The rapper/actor born Scott Mescudi also chatted about his drug use, his rise in the music industry, and his first meeting with his frequent collaborator Kanye West.

“Plain Pat calls me up, and he’s like, ‘Kanye wants you to come to Hawaii,'” Cudi said. “I had already met him in passing, but this was like actual up close and personal.”

That studio session eventually produced “Already Home” off Jay Z’s Blueprint 3 and Kanye West’s “Welcome To Heartbreak” off 808s & Heartbreak.

The full Kid Cudi interview with OTHERtone airs July 10 on Apple Music.

Watch Kid Cudi’s interview below.