After a video surfaced online of him stumbling out of a night club drunk last year, Kid Cudi disappeared briefly to get his life and business in order.
Cudi covers the upcoming issue of Complex Magazine, where he sat down and discuss battling weed and alcohol addiction, as well as, his career and personal life.
Kid Cudi told Complex that Kicking it with Kanye West was a good therapy for him.
“I was at another place, another dark place. Me and my girl had broken up. I wasn’t fully healed yet. And being around Kanye and music was my escape. He’s a sober guy, he has a drink every once in a while, but seeing how he throws himself into the studio when he’s stressing about something, I totally admire that. Being around that was therapy for me.”
Cudi said it was easy for him to quit smoking weed since he was beginning to hate the after effects.
“Like, party a bit? It was easy for me to quit smoking weed because I stopped liking the way it made me feel. I didn’t like being one foot in, one foot out of reality. I could be blitzed out of my skull and somebody might be plotting to snuff me in the club. I can still sip my whiskey but I control my intake of liquor. I just don’t like the way it makes me feel [to be out-of-control drunk]. Especially in this business where you’ve got to watch the snakes in the grass. I could be blitzed out of my skull and somebody might be plotting to snuff me in the club. I really like being more alert.”
“I go out every once in a while. Not as much as I used to. Particularly in L.A., it’s tough because of the paparazzi. Even though it’s not going to happen, they’re waiting to see me f*cking stumble out of a club again.”
Read more about the interview on complex