The Cud Bud is always on the pursuit of happiness but the mojo in his dope is so potent, his tongue can slice like a Ginsu without warning. Gracing the cover of Complex’s Oct/Nov issue, Scotty held no qualms about opening up about using nose candy or speaking his peace on a few issues. Or war, given your point of view.
When asked about the kid from D.C…
Complex: 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 shit 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. Niggas 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.
Playing with the devil’s baby powder…
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.
And the overhand hook that got him booted from Lady Gaga’s tour…
Kid Cudi: It was. I apologized to that young man I hit—we hung out, he’s the coolest kid in the world. But she’s going to kick me off the tour because she didn’t want that negative type of energy at her shows? Word? I never did nothing to that girl. Every time I saw her I gave her mad respect, showed her mad love. It didn’t matter, I still got paid. [She] spent all her money on her shows, so I probably made more off her tour than she did. That’s the “ha ha ha, isn’t it ironic?” moment.
With arguably every leak looking more promising than the last and honest recklessness like this, Mr. Rager’s side of the story can’t come soon enough.