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Kid Cudi Interview Dissing Wale and talking coke arrest
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Complex: How heavy did the drug use get?
Kid Cudi: 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. 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.
Did you ever feel like you had a problem?
Kid Cudi: I never thought it was a problem, but I was definitely high-fiving death a couple of times. It took a lot for me to talk about s**t like this on the album. I don’t feel like I need to explain myself to anyone besides the fans. My fans don’t believe s**t until they hear me say it. And those are true Kid Cudi fans. I want them to know the story.
…Speaking of Wale, when you hit that fan at your show last December, he came out with a line about it ["Throwin' 'round wallets like the dude that Kid Cudi hit," from "Thank You Freestyle"].
Kid Cudi: It wasn’t a shot, it’s just a simple-ass rhyme by a simple-ass rapper. You can’t let that s**t 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? Everybody think they Hov. n*ggas ain’t got the magic like they think they do; there’s only a couple of wizards in this game. I’m a wizard and I know it.
Are your peers not seeing that?
The last album, I let people dis me, throw out those jabs in their verses and have their little slick remarks. This time around, I’m not f**king around. I have no time to think about other n*ggas. These other motherf**kers like feeding off another n*gga’s energy, so they mention their name. You hear me talk about n*ggas? I don’t even talk about Kanye, and that’s my homeboy! They talk about Kanye like they’re bosom buddies with this n*gga. Talking about “I be in Hawaii”—man, shut the f**k up, why you got to tell everybody everything? Then 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**king with your raps. It’s not a conspiracy theory. We don’t f**k with you musically, so we’re not going to provide music for you. The s**t is a service, it’s a quality of a certain standard. n*ggas are just so thirsty it’s ridiculous. I’ve been eating humble pie forever, and people still call me an a**hole. These people don’t know my f**king life—now I’m going to give them something to talk about.