Kid Cudi: "I Did Cocaine To Get Through Interviews..."
The rap star talks about his dark past, and how he's now a dad.
Kid Cudi has opened up in an interview about his battle with cocaine in the early stages of his career.
The rapper claimed that used to be a heavy drug user, especially when it came to being front of the camera and during interviews, because it helped him calm his nerves.
He told Complex Magazine: "I started doing cocaine to get through interviews, because 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.”
He added: “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."
Cudi claims that having daughter Vada in his life has really impacted him as an artist and it gave him a wake-up call to become a better person.
"There's another thing people don't know. I have a daughter, born March 26th of this year. Her name is Vada, and she's f**king awesome.
"That was eating me up, and it was stressing me out that nobody knew about her. I was trying to escape from that, too. Just trying to figure it out and make everyone happy, it's a lot for somebody my age to handle.
He added: “I was manning up and dealing with it in what I thought was the right way, but it was the wrong way. I want to be around for her. I can honestly say she was the wake-up call.
"The reality that it's bigger than just you now, you have a responsibility and there's no more time for mistakes. It's time to stop f**king around."