KiD CuDi Speaks on Antidepressants, ‘Cruel Summer’ Absence & Being Labeled a Deadbeat Dad
Coinciding with the February/March issue of Complex Magazine in which he graces the cover, KiD CuDi spoke on numerous topics in an editorial dubbed “Life after Death.” Known as an artist who wears his pain and struggles in public, the interview serves as an airing of grievances of sorts – ranging from a tough breakup that left him on “antidepressant lane” to his notable absence from Cruel Summer. Cohesively, we’re privy to a wildly energetic creator who is okay with being the “villain” so long as it serves as a positive counterbalance in awakening all that is good in hip-hop culture. While choice excerpts appear below, head over to Complex to read the story in its entirety.
I took a trip on antidepressant lane for a little bit. After the WZRD song “Dr. Pill” everyone thought I was talking about molly or ecstasy. But I’m talking about prescription meds. I had just gotten a shrink. I was having an emotional breakdown with this breakup. I kept trying different pills for five months. It fucked me up. They weren’t working. It was every side effect on the bottle. I couldn’t fuck.
On not being on Cruel Summer much:
I was a little disappointed. But Kanye had a vision for that. Whatever that vision was didn’t include much of me.
On being labeled a deadbeat dad:
That’s what bothered me about that shit that came out [on TMZ about the child custody case]. Why the fuck would I be a deadbeat? I was like, “That’s preposterous.” I didn’t fucking have a dad since I was a kid. I couldn’t wait to have a family and pick up where my dad left off, and be there for my kid.