G.O.O.D Music’s Big Sean has reacted to now-former labelmate Kid Cudi packing up his bags and leaving the star-studded record company to explore new ventures.
Rather than soak up the emotions, Sean assured fans his relationship with Cudder extends far beyond the music.
“Cudi wasn’t just my labelmate, he’s one of my good friends,” Sean said in an interview “Cudi’s on my album. Me and him making music together. We’re still crew whether it’s G.O.O.D. Music or not, that’s my dog.” (Power 106)
A couple days ago, G.O.O.D Music issued a formal statement on Cudi’s exit.
We reached out the good folks over at Def Jam to get a comment and here’s what they had to say, in an email response: “G.O.O.D. Music supports Kid Cudi’s decision to leave the label.” Well that about says it all, doesn’t it? (Complex)
Kid dished out the motivation behind wanting to seek a new direction earlier this week.
“I’m announcing that I’m no longer on G.O.O.D Music,” Cudi revealed in an interview. “This is something that no one knows, really, but I’m no longer on G.O.O.D Music. … I could never get tired of Kanye but we were talking on the phone the other day, these are things I’ve been wanting to talk to him about, starting my own direction and he got it because he’s trying to start his new path, trying new things as an artist and he was just like, ‘Man, I feel you.’ … There’s no beef, there’s no problems with anyone on the label. It’s all love.” (Power 106)
He also revealed receiving some advice from Ye’s manager Don C and rap mogul Jay-Z prior to approaching the G.O.O.D Music head.
“For at least, like, six months,” Cudi added when asked how long has he been keeping the news to himself. “I’m very forward-thinking. I’m like, ‘Next year, I’m going to be doing ‘this.” I kinda like, knew where I wanted to go and then was trying to figure out what the right decision would be, how to talk to [Kanye] about it. I went through a process where I talked to Don C, then I went to talk to Jay-Z, and then got their opinions about how to approach him about things I wanted to talk to him about and everybody gave me the blessing.” (Power 106)