Kid Cudi sat down with Complex recently and talked about everything from his cocaine use to the birth of his daughter (which he’s kept a secret until now).
Check out exerpts from the interview after the jump!
On Cocaine Use:
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.
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 sh*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 sh*t until they hear me say it. And those are true Kid Cudi fans. I want them to know the story.
On his daughter:
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*cking 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. 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*cking around.
Boy…goodbye. I used to love Kid Cudi so much. Now I don’t even like him. Everyone close to me knows how I feel about people who use drugs, ESPECIALLY when you’re popular and there are children looking up to you. I just think it’s wack. Sooo I won’t be buying his album or supporting him any longer until he changes and gets help.